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Contraception Coverage Public And Private Insurance

Concerning health care coverage for contraceptives for women.
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Public Health
Bill Summary

Starting January 1, 2018, the bill requires medicaid managed care plans and health benefit plans that are required under the federal 'Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act' to provide contraceptive coverage as a preventive health service to cover, at no cost to the woman covered by the plan:
  • All FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other products for women, including those prescribed by the covered person's health care provider or otherwise authorized under state or federal law;
  • Voluntary sterilization procedures;
  • Patient education and counseling on contraception; and
  • Follow-up services related to the covered contraceptive drugs, devices, products, or procedures, including management of side effects, counseling for continued adherence, and device insertion and removal.

Health insurers and medicaid managed care entities are prohibited from restricting or delaying coverage for contraceptives and must make the coverage available to all persons covered under the health plan or medicaid managed care plan, respectively.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details