2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 36. Insurance
§36-6060.4. Child immunization coverage.

36 OK Stat § 36-6060.4 (2014) What's This?

A. A health benefit plan delivered, issued for delivery or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 1998, that provides benefits for the dependents of an insured individual shall provide coverage for each child of the insured, from birth through the date the child is eighteen (18) years of age for:

1. Immunization against:


b.hepatitis B,








j.haemophilus influenzae type B, and

k.hepatitis A; and

2. Any other immunization subsequently required for children by the State Board of Health.

B. Benefits required pursuant to subsection A of this section shall not be subject to a deductible, co-payment, or coinsurance requirement.

C. 1. For purposes of this section, "health benefit plan" means a plan that:

a.provides benefits for medical or surgical expenses incurred as a result of a health condition, accident, or sickness, and

b.is offered by any insurance company, group hospital service corporation, the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board, or health maintenance organization that delivers or issues for delivery an individual, group, blanket, or franchise insurance policy or insurance agreement, a group hospital service contract, or an evidence of coverage, or, to the extent permitted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C., Section 1001 et seq., by a multiple employer welfare arrangement as defined in Section 3 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or any other analogous benefit arrangement, whether the payment is fixed or by indemnity.

2. The term "health benefit plan" shall not include:

a.a plan that provides coverage:

(1)only for a specified disease or diseases or under an individual limited benefit policy,

(2)only for accidental death or dismemberment,

(3)for dental or vision care,

(4)a hospital confinement indemnity policy,

(5)disability income insurance or a combination of accident-only and disability income insurance, or

(6)as a supplement to liability insurance,

b.a Medicare supplemental policy as defined by Section 1882(g)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C., Section 1395ss),

c.worker's compensation insurance coverage,

d.medical payment insurance issued as part of a motor vehicle insurance policy,

e.a long-term care policy, including a nursing home fixed indemnity policy, unless a determination is made that the policy provides benefit coverage so comprehensive that the policy meets the definition of a health benefit plan, or

f.short-term health insurance issued on a nonrenewable basis with a duration of six (6) months or less.

Added by Laws 1997, c. 75, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2000, c. 61, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2003, c. 464, § 6, eff. July 1, 2003; Laws 2006, c. 264, § 65, eff. July 1, 2006; Laws 2010, c. 222, § 33, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.

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