Any subscription certificate under a group nonprofit hospital service agreement, except certificates which provide stand-alone dental services, supplemental coverage to Medicare or other governmental programs, that is delivered, issued or renewed in the commonwealth, shall provide, as benefits to all group members having a principal place of employment within the commonwealth, coverage to persons under 26 years of age or for 2 years after the end of the calendar year in which such persons last qualified as dependents under 26 U.S.C. 106, whichever occurs first.
Requires family policies to extend coverage to children up to 26 years of age or for 2 years after "loss of dependent status," whichever occurs first.
M.G.L. Chapter 176A, section 8BB; added by section 34 of Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2007 to replace provision added by section 53 of Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006 and repealed by section 33 of Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2007.