SB 1098 Modifies provisions of law relating to insurance coverage for mental health conditions
Sponsor: Sater
LR Number: 6797S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Insurance and Banking
Last Action: 3/29/2018 - Second Read and Referred S Insurance and Banking Committee Journal Page: S809
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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SB 1098 - This act removes a prohibition against individual health benefit plans providing coverage for mental health conditions through managed care organizations. For both group and individual health benefit plans, managed care organizations shall be in compliance with rules promulgated by the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration.

Health benefit plans shall not impose nonqualitative treatment limitations, as defined in the act, with respect to mental health condition benefits in any benefit classification unless the limitations are comparable to and applied no more stringently for mental health condition benefits than with respect to medical or surgical benefits in the same classification.

The act also removes chemical dependency from the definition of mental health condition.

This act is identical to HB 2384 (2018), and contains provisions identical to provisions in CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 718 (2018) and CCS/HCS/SB 951 (2018).

ERIC VANDER WEERD