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 limits.

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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