The Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act (Newborns' Act)
includes important protections for mothers and their newborn children with
regard to the length of the hospital stay following childbirth. The Newborns'
Act requires that group health plans that offer maternity coverage pay for at
least a 48-hour hospital stay following childbirth (96-hour stay in the case of
DOL Web Pages on This
Consumer Information on
Provides fact sheets, booklets, and other health plan
information from the Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration
Provides publications and other materials to assist employers
and employee benefit plan practitioners in understanding and complying with the
requirements of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) for the
administration of pension and health plans.
Answers: Newborns' & Mothers' Health Protection Act
answers to commonly asked questions about the Newborns' Act.
Fact Sheet: Newborns' &
Mothers' Health Protection Act
Provides a brief overview of the major
provisions of this law.
Compliance Assistance for
Group Health Plans: HIPAA and Other Recent Health Care Laws
key compliance considerations for group health plans.
Provides information about major provisions of the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Newborns' and Mothers'
Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act, and the Women's Health and
Cancer Rights Act.