SB 147 Requires a health carrier that provides coverage for prescription eye drops to cover a refill without regard to a restriction for an early refill if it is authorized by the prescribing health care provider
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 0641S.04P Fiscal Note available
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 4/9/2013 - Hearing Conducted H Health Insurance Committee Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 147 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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Current Bill Summary


SCS/SB 147 - This act requires a health carrier that offers or issues plans which are issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2014, that provide coverage for prescription eye drops, to provide coverage for refilling the eye drop prescription prior

to the last day of the insured's dosage period without regard to

a restriction for an early refill as long as the prescribing

health care provider authorizes the early refill and the health carrier or health benefit plan is notified. The coverage must not be subject to any greater deductible or co-payment than other similar health care services provided by the health plan. The act exempts certain supplemental insurance policies from its provisions. The act terminates on January 1, 2017..

This act is similar to SB 622 (2012) and HB 1081 (2012).

STEPHEN WITTE