Michelle's Law guarantees continued coverage for dependent college students

January 2009
Employee Benefit News;Jan2009, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p52
The article offers information on Michelle's Law, which allows dependent college students in the U.S. who have serious illness to continue receiving health coverage for up to one year. It was named after student Michelle Morse who was diagnosed with cancer but maintained a full courseload to keep her parents' health insurance. The law maintain students' eligibility under a medical plan, even if its stipulates that eligibility is terminated if the person is no longer enrolled as a full time student.


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