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Section: Adjustment of rates; experience rating formula; approval

Statute: 17B:27A-7.9

53. Every individual health benefits plan that provides hospital or medical expense benefits and is delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State pursuant to P.L.1992, c.161 (C.17B:27A-2 et seq.), or approved for issuance or renewal in this State on or after the effective date of P.L.2003, c.246 (C.26:8A-1 et al.), under which dependent coverage is available, shall offer dependent coverage to a covered person for a covered person's domestic partner. For the purposes of this section, "domestic partner" means a domestic partner as defined in section 3 of P.L.2003, c.246 (C.26:8A-3). The provisions of this section shall apply to all policies or contracts in which the carrier has reserved the right to change the premium. L.2003,c.246,s.53.

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