College Student Insurance Law
Health insurance plans typically allow adult children who are
“full-time” students to stay covered under their
parents' health insurance plan. In 2006, the state of Maryland
enacted a law mandating health insurance coverage for part-time college
students with "documented" disabilities. "Part-time" is defined as "at
least 7 credit hours per semester." The law covers students in
"accredited institutions of higher education." We believe that Maryland
is the first state in the nation to have this legal requirement. CHADD
actively supports this approach to assisting young adults with AD/HD and
related disorders who are seeking college and university education.
Read the text of the Maryland law.
Posted January 16, 2008
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