SB 0424 Requires insurers to provide direct access to OB/GYN services and provide other women-related health coverage
LR Number:1774S.01I Fiscal Note:1774-01
Committee:Insurance and Housing
Last Action:03/13/01 - Hearing Conducted S Insurance & Housing Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SB 424 - This act requires insurance companies to offer enrollees direct access to OB/GYN services through open referral whenever services are medically appropriate; annually notify enrollees of cancer screenings provided by the health care plan; provide coverage for bone density testing for postmenopausal women; and provide 100% coverage for contraceptives.

Similar provisions are contained in TAT CCS/SS/SCS/HS/HCS HB 762 (2001), TAT CCS/HS/HCS/SCS/SB 266 (2001) and SCS/SBs 391 & 395 (2001).