House Bill #7625 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES

Provides full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019.

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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO INSURANCE – ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Kazarian, Tanzi, Fogarty, Hearn, and Ajello
  • Date Introduced: February 14, 2018
  • Referred To: House Finance
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 27-18-57 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-18 entitled "Accident and Sickness Insurance Policies" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 27-18 of the General Laws entitled "Accident and Sickness Insurance Policies" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 27-18-84. Health insurance contracts - Full year coverage for contraception.
  • Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 2. Section 27-18-57 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-18 entitled "Accident and Sickness Insurance Policies" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 27-18-57. F.D.A. approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices.
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy issued pursuant to this title that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed, amended or effective in this state on or after January 1, 2019, in this state shall provide coverage for all of the following services and contraceptive methods. F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (1) All FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other products. The following applies to this coverage:
  • (i) If there is a therapeutic equivalent of an FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product, the contract must include either the original FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product or at least one of its therapeutic equivalents. "Therapeutic equivalent" shall have the same definition as that set forth by the Federal Drug Administration.
  • (ii) If the covered therapeutic equivalent versions of a drug, device, or product are not available or are deemed medically inadvisable, a group or blanket policy shall provide coverage for an alternate therapeutic equivalent version of the contraceptive drug, device, or product, based on the determination of the health care provider, without cost-sharing;
  • (iii) Coverage required by this section must include all over-the-counter contraceptive drugs, devices and products approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration when prescribed by a licensed provider, excluding male condoms; and
  • (iv) Coverage required by this section must include the dispensing of a supply intended to last twelve (12) months at a time to enrollees with a valid prescription, unless a smaller supply is requested by an enrollee or the prescribing provider instructs that the enrollee must receive a smaller supply.
  • (2) Voluntary sterilization procedures, except that coverage for male sterilization does not apply to high-deductible health plans;
  • (3) Patient education and counseling on contraception; and
  • (4) Follow-up services related to the drugs, devices, products, and procedures covered under this section, including, but not limited to, management of side effects, counseling for continued adherence, and device insertion and removal.
  • (b) A group or blanket policy subject to this section shall not impose a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or any other cost-sharing requirement on the coverage provided pursuant to this section.
  • (c) Except as otherwise authorized under this subsection, a group or blanket policy shall not impose any restrictions or delays on the coverage required under this section.
  • (d) Benefits for an enrollee under this section shall be the same for an enrollee's covered spouse or domestic partner and covered non-spouse dependents.
  • (b)(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any insurance company may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c)(f) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d)(g) This section does not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified diseased indemnity; (8) sickness of bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
  • (e)(h) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to exclude coverage for contraceptive drugs, devices, or products for reasons other than contraceptive purposes, such as decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer or eliminating symptoms of menopause, or for contraception that is necessary to preserve the life or health of an enrollee.
  • SECTION 2. Section 27-19-48 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-19 entitled "Nonprofit Hospital Service Corporations" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state shall provide coverage for F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any insurance company may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d) This section does not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified diseased indemnity; (8) sickness of bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
  • (e) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (f) Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 3. Chapter 27-19 of the General Laws entitled "Nonprofit Hospital Service Corporations" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 27-19-76. Health insurance contracts - Full year coverage for contraception.
  • Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 4. Section 27-19-48 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-19 entitled "Nonprofit Hospital Service Corporations" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 27-19-48. F.D.A. approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices.
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy issued pursuant to this title that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed, amended or effective in this state on or after January 1, 2019, in this state shall provide coverage for all of the following services and contraceptive methods. F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (1) All FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other products. The following applies to this coverage:
  • (i) If there is a therapeutic equivalent of an FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product, the contract must include either the original FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product or at least one of its therapeutic equivalents. "Therapeutic equivalent" shall have the same definition as that set forth by the Federal Drug Administration.
  • (ii) If the covered therapeutic equivalent versions of a drug, device, or product are not available or are deemed medically inadvisable, a group or blanket policy shall provide coverage for an alternate therapeutic equivalent version of the contraceptive drug, device, or product, based on the determination of the health care provider, without cost-sharing;
  • (iii) Coverage required by this section must include all over-the-counter contraceptive drugs, devices and products approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration when prescribed by a licensed provider, excluding male condoms; and
  • (iv) Coverage required by this section must include the dispensing of a supply intended to last twelve (12) months at a time to enrollees with a valid prescription, unless a smaller supply is requested by an enrollee or the prescribing provider instructs that the enrollee must receive a smaller supply.
  • (2) Voluntary sterilization procedures, except that coverage for male sterilization does not apply to high-deductible health plans;
  • (3) Patient education and counseling on contraception; and
  • (4) Follow-up services related to the drugs, devices, products, and procedures covered under this section, including, but not limited to, management of side effects, counseling for continued adherence, and device insertion and removal.
  • (b) A group or blanket policy subject to this section shall not impose a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or any other cost-sharing requirement on the coverage provided pursuant to this section.
  • (c) Except as otherwise authorized under this subsection, a group or blanket policy shall not impose any restrictions or delays on the coverage required under this section.
  • (d) Benefits for an enrollee under this section shall be the same for an enrollee's covered spouse or domestic partner and covered non-spouse dependents.
  • (b)(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any insurance company may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c)(f) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d)(g) This section does not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified diseased indemnity; (8) sickness of bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
  • (e)(h) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to exclude coverage for contraceptive drugs, devices, or products for reasons other than contraceptive purposes, such as decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer or eliminating symptoms of menopause, or for contraception that is necessary to preserve the life or health of an enrollee.
  • SECTION 3. Section 27-20-43 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-20 entitled "Nonprofit Medical Service Corporations" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 27-20-43. F.D.A. approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices.
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy issued pursuant to this title that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed, amended or effective in this state on or after January 1, 2019, in this state shall provide coverage for all of the following services and contraceptive methods. F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (1) All FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other products. The following applies to this coverage:
  • (i) If there is a therapeutic equivalent of an FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product, the contract must include either the original FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product or at least one of its therapeutic equivalents. "Therapeutic equivalent" shall have the same definition as that set forth by the Federal Drug Administration.
  • (ii) If the covered therapeutic equivalent versions of a drug, device, or product are not available or are deemed medically inadvisable, a group or blanket policy shall provide coverage for an alternate therapeutic equivalent version of the contraceptive drug, device, or product, based on the determination of the health care provider, without cost-sharing;
  • (iii) Coverage required by this section must include all over-the-counter contraceptive drugs, devices and products approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration when prescribed by a licensed provider, excluding male condoms; and
  • (iv) Coverage required by this section must include the dispensing of a supply intended to last twelve (12) months at a time to enrollees with a valid prescription, unless a smaller supply is requested by an enrollee or the prescribing provider instructs that the enrollee must receive a smaller supply.
  • (2) Voluntary sterilization procedures, except that coverage for male sterilization does not apply to high-deductible health plans;
  • (3) Patient education and counseling on contraception; and
  • (4) Follow-up services related to the drugs, devices, products, and procedures covered under this section, including, but not limited to, management of side effects, counseling for continued adherence, and device insertion and removal.
  • (b) A group or blanket policy subject to this section shall not impose a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or any other cost-sharing requirement on the coverage provided pursuant to this section.
  • (c) Except as otherwise authorized under this subsection, a group or blanket policy shall not impose any restrictions or delays on the coverage required under this section.
  • (d) Benefits for an enrollee under this section shall be the same for an enrollee's covered spouse or domestic partner and covered non-spouse dependents.
  • (b)(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any insurance company may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c)(f) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d)(g) This section does not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified diseased indemnity; (8) sickness of bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
  • (e)(h) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to exclude coverage for contraceptive drugs, devices, or products for reasons other than contraceptive purposes, such as decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer or eliminating symptoms of menopause, or for contraception that is necessary to preserve the life or health of an enrollee.
  • SECTION 4. Section 27-41-59 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-41 entitled "Health Maintenance Organizations" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 27-41-59. F.D.A. approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices.
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy issued pursuant to this title that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed, amended or effective in this state on or after January 1, 2019, in this state shall provide coverage for all of the following services and contraceptive methods. F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (1) All FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other products. The following applies to this coverage:
  • (i) If there is a therapeutic equivalent of an FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product, the contract must include either the original FDA-approved contraceptive drug, device, or product or at least one of its therapeutic equivalents. "Therapeutic equivalent" shall have the same definition as that set forth by the Federal Drug Administration.
  • (ii) If the covered therapeutic equivalent versions of a drug, device, or product are not available or are deemed medically inadvisable, a group or blanket policy shall provide coverage for an alternate therapeutic equivalent version of the contraceptive drug, device, or product, based on the determination of the health care provider, without cost-sharing;
  • (iii) Coverage required by this section must include all over-the-counter contraceptive drugs, devices and products approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration when prescribed by a licensed provider, excluding male condoms; and
  • (iv) Coverage required by this section must include the dispensing of a supply intended to last twelve (12) months at a time to enrollees with a valid prescription, unless a smaller supply is requested by an enrollee or the prescribing provider instructs that the enrollee must receive a smaller supply.
  • (2) Voluntary sterilization procedures, except that coverage for male sterilization does not apply to high-deductible health plans;
  • (3) Patient education and counseling on contraception; and
  • (4) Follow-up services related to the drugs, devices, products, and procedures covered under this section, including, but not limited to, management of side effects, counseling for continued adherence, and device insertion and removal.
  • (b) A group or blanket policy subject to this section shall not impose a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or any other cost-sharing requirement on the coverage provided pursuant to this section.
  • (c) Except as otherwise authorized under this subsection, a group or blanket policy shall not impose any restrictions or delays on the coverage required under this section.
  • (d) Benefits for an enrollee under this section shall be the same for an enrollee's covered spouse or domestic partner and covered non-spouse dependents.
  • (b)(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any insurance company may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c)(f) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d)(g) This section does not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified diseased indemnity; (8) sickness of bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
  • (e)(h) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to exclude coverage for contraceptive drugs, devices, or products for reasons other than contraceptive purposes, such as decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer or eliminating symptoms of menopause, or for contraception that is necessary to preserve the life or health of an enrollee.
  • SECTION 5. Chapter 42-12.3 of the General Laws entitled "Health Care for Children and Pregnant Women" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 42-12.3-3.1. Medical assistance expansion for women – Full year coverage for contraception.
  • (a) Within one hundred eighty (180) days from January 1, 2019, the department of human services shall develop and implement a system by which the Medicaid program reimburses for, and Medicaid pharmacies, health care providers, and pharmacy benefit managers dispense:
  • (1) Twelve (12) months of prescription contraception at a time to enrollees with a valid prescription, unless a smaller supply is requested by an enrollee or the prescribing provider instructs that the enrollee must receive a smaller supply.
  • (b) This section shall apply to all Medicaid programs, including managed care.
  • (c) The department of human services may issue rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this section.
  • (d) This section shall serve as legislative approval for any Medicaid State Plan Amendment that is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement this section.
  • SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state shall provide coverage for F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any hospital service corporation may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (e) Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 5. Chapter 27-20 of the General Laws entitled "Nonprofit Medical Service Corporations" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 27-20-72. Health insurance contracts - Full year coverage for contraception.
  • Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 6. Section 27-20-43 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-20 entitled "Nonprofit Medical Service Corporations" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 27-20-43. F.D.A. approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices.
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state shall provide coverage for F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any medical service corporation may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (e) Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 7. Chapter 27-41 of the General Laws entitled "Health Maintenance Organizations" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 27-41-89. Health insurance contracts - Full year coverage for contraception.
  • Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 8. Section 27-41-59 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-41 entitled "Health Maintenance Organizations" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 27-41-59. F.D.A. approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices.
  • (a) Every individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that provides prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state shall provide coverage for F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring a prescription; provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
  • (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any health maintenance corporation may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health insurance contract, plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
  • (c) As used in this section, "religious employer" means an employer that is a "church or a qualified church-controlled organization" as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
  • (d) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the plan, listing the contraceptive health care services the employer refuses to cover for religious reasons.
  • (e) Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage that covers prescription contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
  • SECTION 9. Chapter 40-8.4 of the General Laws entitled "Health Care For Families" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 40-8.4-20. Full year coverage for contraception.
  • No later than July 1, 2019, the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) shall apply for the appropriate federal approval to provide Medicaid beneficiaries up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days of prescription contraception dispensed as a single prescription.
  • SECTION 10. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, shall take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections shall take effect April 1, 2019. ======== LC004454/SUB A/2 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO INSURANCE – ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
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  • This act would require every individual or group health insurance contract effective on or after January 1, 2019, to provide coverage to the insured and the insured's spouse and dependents for all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and other products, voluntary sterilization procedures, patient education and counseling on contraception and follow-up services as well as Medicaid coverage for a twelve (12) month supply for Medicaid recipients.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC004454 ========
  • This act would provide full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto.
  • Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019. ======== LC004454/SUB A/2 ========

Votes

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Floor vote for PASSAGE

June 06, 2018 at 4:36pm
Yeas: 69 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 6 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore NV
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski NV
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale NV
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan NV
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes NV
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci NV
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y