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.)