2017 ORS 743A.090¹
Natural and adopted children

(1) All individual and group health benefit plans, as defined in ORS 743B.005 (Definitions), that include coverage for a family member of the insured shall also provide that the health insurance benefits applicable for children in the family shall be payable with respect to:

(a) A child of the insured from the moment of birth; and

(b) An adopted child effective upon placement for adoption.

(2) The coverage of natural and adopted children required by subsection (1) of this section shall consist of coverage of preventive health services and treatment of injury or sickness, including the necessary care and treatment of medically diagnosed congenital defects and birth abnormalities.

(3) If payment of an additional premium is required to provide coverage for a child, the policy may require that notification of the birth of the child or of the placement for adoption of the child and payment of the premium be furnished to the insurer within 31 days after the date of birth or date of placement in order to effectuate the coverage required by this section and to have the coverage extended beyond the 31-day period.

(4) In any case in which a policy provides coverage for dependent children of participants or beneficiaries, the policy shall provide benefits to dependent children placed with participants or beneficiaries for adoption under the same terms and conditions as apply to the natural, dependent children of the participants and beneficiaries, regardless of whether the adoption has become final.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) “Child” means an individual who is under 26 years of age.

(b) “Placement for adoption” means the assumption and retention by a person of a legal obligation for total or partial support of a child in anticipation of the adoption of the child. The child’s placement with a person terminates upon the termination of such legal obligations.

(6) The provisions of ORS 743A.001 (Automatic repeal of certain statutes on individual and group health insurance) do not apply to this section. [Formerly 743.707; 2011 c.500 §40; 2013 c.681 §33]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743A—Health Insurance: Reimbursement of Claims, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors743A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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