Child Immunization Coverage
On November 21, 1992, University Blue Cross Plans* began paying for
routine childhood immunizations for dependent children under age 18.This
coverage was included due to a new state law. Coverage is included for
childhood immunizations, booster doses and the administration of the
immunization. However, the cost of an examination or office visit, which
may be done at the time of immunization, is not included in the new law.
Childhood immunizations are exempt from specific deductibles and dollar
Examples of typical childhood immunizations include the following:
measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussi, polio, hemophilus B
and hepatitis B. Your physician will determine when it is appropriate to
administer these immunizations to your child.
-- Human Resources/Benefits
* Under the HMO plans, these benefits had already been covered.
January 12, 1993
Volume 39 Number 17
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