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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.
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill requires health benefit plans that are required under the federal 'Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act' to provide contraception coverage as a preventive health service for women to reimburse participating providers or dispensing entities in the health benefit plan's network 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 and that requires a prescription.

(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