beneficiary receiving benefits under a group health plan, not later than 60 days after the first day of the first plan year beginning on or after January 1, 1999.
Exceptions. The in the following
The benefits for hospital lengths
of stay in connection with health insurance coverage,
childbirth are not provided through and the group health plan has made the
election described in §146.180 to be exempted from the
requirements of this section.
The benefits for hospital lengths of
stay in connection with childbirth are provided through insurance coverage, and the coverage is regulated under law described in paragraph (e) of this section.
health a State
Applicability in certain States
(1) Health insurance
The requirements of
2704 of the PHS Act to health insurance
coverage offered in connection with a group is a State law regulating the coverage that following criteria:
health plan if there meets any of the
(i) The State law requires the coverage to provide for at least a 48-hour hospital length of stay following a vaginal delivery and at least a 96-hour hospital length of stay following a delivery by cesarean section.
(ii) The State law requires the coverage to provide for maternity and pediatric care in accordance with guidelines