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Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

Concerning a requirement that health benefit plans required to cover contraception reimburse dispensers for dispensing a multiple-months' supply of prescription contraceptives.
2017 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill requires health insurers that issue individual and group sickness and accident policies, contracts, or plans that are required under current law to provide contraception coverage to reimburse participating providers or in-network dispensing entities for:

  • Dispensing prescription contraceptives in a 3-month supply for the first dispensing to the insured person and for a 12-month supply for subsequent dispensings of the same prescription contraceptive to the insured person; or
  • Dispensing to the insured person a prescribed vaginal contraceptive ring intended to last for 3 months.

'Prescription contraceptive' is defined as a medically acceptable oral drug or contraceptive patch that is used to prevent pregnancy, that requires a prescription, and that is covered under the terms of the policy, contract, or plan issued by a health insurer subject to regulation by the state.

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


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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