A health insurance issuer that offers health insurance coverage in the individual or small group market shall ensure that such coverage includes the essential health benefits package required under sectionof this title.
A group health plan shall ensure that any annual cost-sharing imposed under the plan does not exceed the limitations provided for under paragraph (1) of section 18022(c) 1 of this title.
If a health insurance issuer offers health insurance coverage in any level of coverage specified under sectionof this title, the issuer shall also offer such coverage in that level as a plan in which the only enrollees are individuals who, as of the beginning of a plan year, have not attained the age of 21.
This section shall not apply to a plan described in section 18031(d)(2)(B)(ii) 1 of this title.
1 See References in Text note below.
42 U.S.C. § 300gg-6
July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXVII, §2707, as added Pub. L. 111-148, title I, §1201(4), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 161; amended Pub. L. 113-93, title II, §213(b), Apr. 1, 2014, 128 Stat. 1047.
REFERENCES IN TEXTSectionof this title, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original "section 1302(c)", and was translated as meaning section 1302(c) of Pub. L. 111-148 of which relates to annual limitation on cost-sharing, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.Section of this title, referred to in subsec. (d), was in the original "section 1302(d)(2)(B)(ii)(I)", and was translated as meaning section 1311(d)(2)(B)(ii) of Pub. L. 111-148 which relates to offering of stand-alone dental benefits, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 300gg-6, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXVII, §2706, as added Pub. L. 105-277, div. A, §101(f) [title IX, §903(a)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681-337, 2681-438, which related to required coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomies, was renumbered section 2727 of act July 1, 1944, and transferred to sectionof this title.A prior section 2707 of act July 1, 1944, was renumbered section 2728 and is classified to section of this title.Another prior section 2707 of act July 1, 1944, was successively renumbered by subsequent acts and transferred, see section of this title.
AMENDMENTS 2014-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113-93 substituted "paragraph (1)" for "paragraphs (1) and (2)".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2014 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 113-93, title II, §213(c), Apr. 1, 2014, 128 Stat. 1047, provided that: "The amendments made by this Act [probably means this section, amending this section and sectionof this title] shall be effective as if included in the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ( Public Law 111-148)."
EFFECTIVE DATESection effective for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014, see section 1255 of Pub. L. 111-148 set out as a note under sectionof this title.