Michelle’s Law (HR 2851) -Student Medical Leave

On October 9, 2008,  President Bush signed into law a requirement that insurance policies allow college students who are on their parents health plan to take a medical leave of absense of up to 12 months.  This new law DOES NOT TAKE EFFECT until October 9th, 2009.   

Under current law, if a child lost full time student status, the child would also lose eligibility for coverage under a parents health plan.  

Several states had already passed this provision, check with your local carrier or broker to see if your State already has this legislation in effect. 

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