Bill Text: DE HB268 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly | Draft


Bill Title: An Act To Amend Title 18, Title 29, And Title 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Insurance Coverage Of Epinephrine Autoinjectors.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-4)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-22 - Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 4 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits [HB268 Detail]

Download: Delaware-2019-HB268-Draft.html

SPONSOR:

Rep. K. Williams & Rep. Bennett & Sen. Sokola & Sen. Delcollo & Sen. Walsh

Reps. Baumbach, Bentz, Dorsey Walker, Jaques, K. Johnson, Kowalko, Lynn, Matthews, Minor-Brown, Mitchell, Ramone, Michael Smith, Viola; Sens. Cloutier, Ennis, Paradee

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

150th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 268

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18, TITLE 29, AND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTORS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 33, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 3370D. Coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors.

(a) For purposes of this section, “epinephrine autoinjector” means a single-use device used for the automatic injection of a premeasured dose of epinephrine into the human body.

(b) All individual health insurance policies, contracts, or certificates that are delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, extended, or modified in this State shall provide coverage for medically necessary epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under by including at least 1 formulation of epinephrine autoinjectors on the lowest tier of the drug formulary developed and maintained by the carrier.

(c) Nothing in this section prevents the operation of a policy provision required by this section as a deductible, coinsurance, allowable charge limitation, coordination of benefits, or a provision restricting coverage to services by a licensed, certified, or carrier-approved provider or facility.

(d) This section applies to all policies, contracts, or certificates issued, renewed, modified, altered, amended, or reissued after January 1, 2021.

Section 2. Amend Chapter 35, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 3571Y. Coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors.

(a) For purposes of this section, “epinephrine autoinjector” means a single-use device used for the automatic injection of a premeasured dose of epinephrine into the human body.

(b) All group and blanket health insurance policies, contracts, or certificates that are delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, extended, or modified in this State shall provide coverage for medically necessary epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under by including at least 1 formulation of epinephrine autoinjectors on the lowest tier of the drug formulary developed and maintained by the carrier.

(c) Nothing in this section prevents the operation of a policy provision required by this section as a deductible, coinsurance, allowable charge limitation, coordination of benefits, or a provision restricting coverage to services by a licensed, certified, or carrier-approved provider or facility.

(d) This section applies to all policies, contracts, or certificates issued, renewed, modified, altered, amended, or reissued after January 1, 2021.

Section 3. Amend Chapter 52, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 5212. Coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors.

(a) For purposes of this section, “epinephrine autoinjector” means a single-use device used for the automatic injection of a premeasured dose of epinephrine into the human body.

(b) The plan shall provide coverage for medically necessary epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under by including at least 1 formulation of epinephrine autoinjectors on the lowest tier of the drug formulary developed and maintained by the carrier.

Section 4. Amend Chapter 5, Title 31 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 528. Coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors.

(a) For purposes of this section, “epinephrine autoinjector” means a single-use device used for the automatic injection of a premeasured dose of epinephrine into the human body.

(b) Carriers shall provide coverage for medically necessary epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under.

SYNOPSIS

This Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under and must include at least 1 formulation of epinephrine autoinjectors on the lowest tier of the drug formulary developed and maintained by the carrier if the insurance plan has tiers.

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