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HB21-1068

Insurance Coverage Mental Health Wellness Exam

Concerning health insurance coverage for an annual mental health wellness examination performed by a qualified mental health care provider.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill adds a requirement, as part of mandatory health insurance coverage of preventive health care services, that health plans cover an annual mental health wellness examination of up to 60 minutes that is performed by a qualified mental health care provider. The coverage must:

  • Be comparable to the coverage of a physical examination;
  • Comply with the requirements of federal mental health parity laws; and
  • Not require any deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance for the mental health wellness examination.

The coverage applies to plans issued on or after January 1, 2022.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet, Rep. B. Titone
Sen. D. Moreno

Sponsor

Rep. M. Weissman

Co-sponsor