Several provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act took effect September, including those that:
  • Prohibit insurers from denying coverage to children ages 18 and younger based on pre-existing conditions
  • Forbid insurers from rescinding coverage for technical mistakes made on patient applications
  • End lifetime monetary limits on insurance coverage
  • Allow adult children to remain on their parents’ plan until age 26
  • Require insurers to provide coverage for certain no-cost preventive services, such as colonoscopies, immunizations and mammograms
  • Allow consumers to appeal claims decisions through an external review process