Littleton Public Schools employees who are covered under LPS group health plan are eligible for continuation coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).
COBRA is a temporary extension of coverage under the LPS Plan and was created by federal law. COBRA continuation coverage can become available to LPS employees and their families who are covered under the LPS Plan when group health coverage may otherwise be lost. The Continuation Rights document explains COBRA continuation coverage, when it may become available, and what is needed to protect the right to receive it.
The Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act (the Newborns’ Act) provides protections for mothers and their newborn children relating to the length of their hospital stays following childbirth.
Group health plans and health insurance issuers generally may not, under Federal law, restrict benefits for any hospital length of stay in connection with childbirth for the mother or newborn child to less than 48 hours following a vaginal delivery, or less than 96 hours following a cesarean section. However, Federal law generally does not prohibit the mother’s or newborn’s attending provider, after consulting with the mother, from discharging the mother or her newborn earlier than 48 hours (or 96 hours as applicable). In any case, plans and issuers may not, under Federal law, require that a provider obtain authorization from the plan or the insurance issuer for prescribing a length of stay not in excess of 48 hours (or 96 hours).
Please click on the link below to review premium assistance for health coverage through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For further information, or to determine whether you qualify for such assistance, please refer to the contact information listed for the State of Colorado.
Children's Health Insurance Program: Call 1-877-KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) or go to www.insurekidsnow.gov to find out about eligibility and enrollment.
The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 was enacted on October 21, 1998. It provides certain protections for breast cancer patients who elect breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy.
Specifically, the Act requires that health plans cover post-mastectomy reconstructive breast surgery if they provide medical and surgical coverage for mastectomies. Coverage must be provided for:
The benefits required under the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act must be provided in a manner determined by the attending physician in consultation with the patient.
These benefits are subject to the health plan's regular co-payments and deductibles. If you have any questions about your health plan's coverage of mastectomies and reconstructive surgery, please call the Member Services phone number on the back of your ID card.