Continuation Rights Under COBRA
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.
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
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 http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/ to find out about eligibility and enrollment.
Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act
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).
Women's Health & Cancer Rights Act: Notification of Rights
If you have had or are going to have a mastectomy, you may be entitled to certain benefits under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA). For individuals receiving mastectomy-related benefits, coverage will be provided in a manner determined in consultation with the attending physician and the patient, for:
These benefits will be provided subject to the same deductibles and coinsurance applicable to other medical and surgical benefits provided under the health plans offered by the District. If you would like more information on WHCRA benefits, please contact the Benefits Office at (303) 347-3371.