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New health law and SHIPs

Starting in Fall 2012, new rules took effect:

  • No discrimination against students under age 19 based on pre-existing conditions;
  • Health plans will not be allowed to drop coverage after you get sick;
  • The elimination of lifetime benefit caps and the phasing out of annual benefit caps; by Fall 2012, SHIPs must cover $100,000 of covered benefits per year.
  • Free preventive care, including birth control.
  • A greater percentage of premium dollars must go to medical care.

For more information call Health Help Mississippi at 1-877-314-3843