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HB 561: Prescription Drug Coverage


Prescription Drug Coverage; Requires individual & group health insurers & HMOs to provide notice of prescription drug formulary changes; specifies requirements for notice of medical necessity submitted by treating physicians; specifies coverage requirement & restrictions on coverage modification by insurers & HMOs receiving such notice; requires insurers & HMOs to maintain record of formulary changes; requires small employer carriers to comply with requirements for prescription drug formulary changes; requires insurers & HMOs to apply reductions in out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs toward cost-sharing obligations.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/6/2019 House • Filed
11/15/2019 House • Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 46
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 46
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee