HB 278/HM (BR 1296) - M. Marzian, K. Stein, R. Meeks
AN ACT relating to health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define "outpatient contraceptive services"; prohibit a health benefit plan that provides benefits for prescription drug services or devices from excluding or restricting benefits to covered persons for any prescription contraceptive drug or device approved by the FDA; prohibit a health benefit plan that provides outpatient services from excluding or restricting outpatient contraceptive services; prohibit a health benefit plan from imposing a deductible, coinsurance, cost-sharing, or waiting period on prescription contraceptive drugs or devices or on outpatient contraceptive services if the deductible, coinsurance, cost-sharing, or waiting period is greater than that imposed on other prescription drugs, devices, or services; prohibit a health benefit plan from denying a person eligibility or enrollment due to use or potential use of contraceptive devices or services; prohibit a health benefit plan from penalizing or reducing payments to a health care provider because the provider had prescribed or provided contraceptive drugs or devices; prohibit a health benefit plan from providing incentives to a health care professional to withhold contraceptive devices or services; provide that these provisions apply to all health benefit plans issued, renewed, or delivered on or after the effective date.
Feb 4-introduced in House
Feb 5-to Banking and Insurance (H)
Feb 10-posted in committee