42 U.S. Code § 300gg–27. Required coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomies

The provisions of section 1185b of title 29 shall apply to group health plans, and and [1] health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage, as if included in this subpart.

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXVII, § 2727, formerly § 2706, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title IX, § 903(a)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–438; renumbered § 2727 and amended Pub. L. 111–148, title I, §§ 1001(2), 1563(c)(5), formerly § 1562(c)(5), title X, § 10107(b)(1), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 130, 266, 911.)

Section was formerly classified to section 300gg–6 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 111–148.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title IX, § 903(c)(1)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–438, provided that:

“(A)In general.—
The amendment made by subsection (a) [enacting this section] shall apply to group health plans for plan years beginning on or after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1998].
“(B)Special for collective bargaining agreements.—
In the case of agroup health plan maintained pursuant to 1 or more collective bargaining agreements between employee representatives and 1 or more employers, any plan amendment made pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement relating to the plan which amends the plan solely to conform to any requirement added by the amendment made by subsection (a) shall not be treated as a termination of such collective bargaining agreement.

[1]  So in original.