01RS SB128


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SB 128/HM (BR 888) - V. McGaha, B. Jackson

     AN ACT relating to health insurance.
     Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304, the insurance code, requiring all health benefit plans to provide coverage of the full cost of one hearing aid per hearing impaired ear up to $1000 every 36 months for hearing aids for insured individuals under 18 years of age; provide that hearing aids shall be provided by a hearing instrument specialist licensed under KRS Chapter 334.


     HFA (1, R. Damron) - Amend to provide that a health benefit plan shall not be required to pay a claim filed by its insured for the cost of hearing aids if less than 3 years before the insured filed the claim the insured received benefits for hearing aid coverage under a health benefit plan.
     HFA (2, J. Hoover) - Amend to provide that the coverage is subject to all applicable co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, and out-of-pocket limits.

     Feb 12-introduced in Senate
     Feb 13-to Banking and Insurance (S)
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2001
     Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 36-1
     Feb 23-received in House
     Feb 26-to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 5-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H); floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 6-taken from Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 7-floor amendment (2) filed

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