State Law Regarding Insurance Coverage for Cleft Lip/Palate

Insurance Code of 1956 - Act 218

Section 500.3403
Section 500.3611

NOTE:  Regarding all references to the term "disability insurance policy" in these sections, refer additionally to  Section 500.3400.  These sections DO refer to individual and group health care plans.  The definitions are also confirmed by the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR).

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