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  • NJ A2665
  • Extends health benefits coverage of a newborn infant.
Introduced
(2/8/2016)
In Committee
(6/16/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/16/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill extends the time period in which newly born children are covered under their parents' health benefits coverage to 60 days after birth. Current law limits the coverage of newly born children to 30 days from their birth. At the conclusion of 30 days, the child will be without coverage, unless the parents enroll the child in a private health benefits coverage policy or in a State or federal program, such as FamilyCare. The 30 day deadline can be problematic for some parents to meet and may cause an unnecessary stress on the parents. This bill will provide a longer period of time for children to be covered under their parents' health benefits coverage, which will assist new parents and ensure that children have access to adequate health care during the critical first few months of life.
Commerce, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Financial Institutions and Insurance, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee  (on 6/16/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/16/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
6/16/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (77-0-0)
6/2/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/2/2016 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing (10:00 6/2/2016 Committee Room 16, Fourth Floor)
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/16/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 77 0 3
Detail 6/2/2016 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee: Reported Favorably 10 0 3