§431:10A-115  Coverage of newborn children.  (a)  All policies providing family coverage, as defined in section 431:10A-103 and reciprocal beneficiary family coverage, as defined in section 431:10A-601, on an expense incurred basis shall provide that the benefits applicable for children shall be payable for newborn infants from the moment of birth; provided that the coverage for newly born children shall be limited to the necessary care and treatment of medically diagnosed congenital defects and birth abnormalities.  If payment of a specific premium is required to provide coverage for a child, the policy may require that notification of birth and payment of the required premium must be furnished the insurer within thirty-one days after the date of birth in order to have the coverage continue beyond the thirty-one-day period.

     (b)  This section shall not be construed to provide or include coverages for routine well-baby services.  The requirements of this section shall apply to all policies delivered or issued for delivery in this State more than one hundred twenty days after June 12, 1974. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2; am L 1997, c 383, §6]