SB 80
Modifies provisions relating to insurance coverage for mental health conditions
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LR Number:
0784S.01I
Last Action:
1/14/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Insurance and Banking Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 80 - This act specifies that all health benefit plans, rather than health benefit plans that do not otherwise provide for management of care under the plan or that do not provide for the same degree of management of care for all health conditions, may provide coverage for treatment of mental health conditions through a managed care organization provided the health benefit plan is in compliance with certain rules set by the Department of Commerce and Insurance. (Section 376.1550.1(3)).

The act repeals a provision requiring coverage for chemical dependency treatment to comply with certain statutes relating to individual coverage for alcoholism and chemical dependency, and repeals a provision making those statutes applicable to group policies. (Section 376.1550.1(4)).

Under the act, no health benefit plan shall impose a nonquantitative treatment limitation, as defined in the act, with respect to mental health condition benefits of any classification unless the standards are applied no more stringently to mental health condition benefits than to medical or surgical benefits in the same classification. (Section 376.1550.1(4)).

This act is substantially similar to HB 1528 (2020), and similar to HB 2384 (2020).

ERIC VANDER WEERD

Amendments

No Amendments Found.