Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 4.djvu/95

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PUBLIC LAW 104-204—SEPT. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 2941 (1) Section 2721 of such Act (as added by section 102 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is amended— Ante, p. 1967. (A) in subsection (a), by striking "subparts 1 and 2" and inserting "subparts 1 and 3", and (B) in subsections (b) through (d), by striking "subparts 1 and 2" each place it appears and inserting "subparts 1 through 3". (2) Section 2723(c) of such Act (as added by section 102 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is amended by inserting "(other than section 2704)" after Ante, p. 1971. "part". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to group health plans for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 1998. SEC. 605. AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT RELATING TO THE INDIVIDUAL MARKET. —(a) IN GENERAL.—Part B of title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act (as added by section 111 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is amended— Ante, p. 1978. (1) by inserting after the part heading the following: 42 USC 300gg-4 note. "Subpart 1—Portability, Access, and Renewability Requirements"; (2) by redesignating sections 2745, 2746, and 2747 as sections 2761, 2762, and 2763, respectively; (3) by inserting before section 2761 (as so redesignated) the following: 42 USC 300gg- 61—300gg -63. "Subpart 3—CJeneral Provisions"; and (4) by inserting after section 2744 the following: "Subpart 3—Other Requirements "SEC. 2751. STANDARDS RELATING TO BENEFITS FOR MOTHERS AND NEWBORNS. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The provisions of section 2704 (other than subsections (d) and (f)) shall apply to health insurance coverage offered by a health insurance issuer in the individual market in the same manner as it applies to health insurance coverage offered by a health insurance issuer in connection with a group health plan in the small or large group market. "(b) NOTICE REQUIREMENT.— ^A health insurance issuer under this part shall comply with the notice requirement under section 711(d) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 with respect to the requirements referred to in subsection (a) as if such section applied to such issuer and such issuer were a group health plan. " (c) PREEMPTION; EXCEPTION FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN CERTAIN STATES.— "(1) IN GENERAL. — The requirements of this section shall not apply with respect to health insurance coverage if there is a State law (as defined in section 2723(d)(l)) for a State that regulates such coverage that is described in any of the following subparagraphs: 42 USC 300gg- 5L