SB 779 Modifies cost-sharing requirements for health benefit plans offered by health maintenance organizations
Sponsor: Wieland
LR Number: 4512S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 1/12/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee Journal Page: S105
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SB 779 - This act allows a health maintenance organization to offer health benefit plans with co-payments that exceed fifty percent of the total cost of a service except as specifically prohibited under Chapter 354 and Chapter 376 of Missouri Revised Statutes. This act also removes specific requirements for cost sharing limitations and replaces the language with a reference to 42 U.S.C. Section 18022(c) which describes essential health benefits requirements relating to cost-sharing.

This act is identical to provisions in SB 911 (2016), HB 1592 (2016), and HB 2061 (2016).

SARAH HASKINS