Department of Labor and Regulation

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Children Under 19

On June 28, 2010, the Administration published the interim final regulations prohibiting new group health plans and health insurance issuers in both the group and individual markets from imposing pre-existing condition exclusions on children under 19 for the first plan year (in the individual market, policy year) beginning on or after September 23, 2010. These regulations apply to grandfathered group health plans and group health insurance coverage but do not apply to grandfathered individual health insurance coverage that was in existence on March 23, 2010.

Accordingly, for non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies, children under 19 cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition for policy years beginning on or after September 23, 2010. These questions and answers will assist issuers with implementation of this requirement.

Regulations (from the Federal Register, in Adobe .pdf format*)

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South Dakota Division of Insurance
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Main Phone Line: 605.773.3563
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Fax: 605.773.5369

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Division of Insurance
124 S. Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel. 605.773.3563
Fax. 605.773.5369