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SB 820: Health Insurance Prior Authorization


Health Insurance Prior Authorization; Prohibiting health maintenance organizations from excluding coverage for certain cancer treatment drugs; prohibiting health insurers and health maintenance organizations from requiring, before providing prescription drug coverage for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer and associated conditions, that treatment has failed with a different drug; requiring health insurers to provide and disclose procedures for insureds to request exceptions to step-therapy protocols; prohibiting health insurers, under certain circumstances, from retroactively denying a claim at any time because of insured ineligibility, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2021
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Banking and Insurance
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  2. Health Policy (HP)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/7/2019 Senate • Filed
11/21/2019 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Rules -SJ 62
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 62
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Banking and Insurance