Bill Text: IA HF263 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to insurance coverage for prescription insulin drugs, and including applicability provisions.(Formerly HSB 50.)

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-03-17 - Subcommittee recommends passage. [HF263 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-HF263-Introduced.html
House File 263 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 263 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 50) A BILL FOR An Act relating to insurance coverage for prescription insulin 1 drugs, and including applicability provisions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1859HV (1) 89 ko/rn
H.F. 263 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 514C.18A Prescription insulin drugs 1 —— coverage. 2 1. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise 3 requires: 4 a. “Cost-sharing” means any coverage limit, copayment, 5 coinsurance, deductible, or other out-of-pocket expense 6 obligation imposed on a covered person by a policy, contract, 7 or plan providing for third-party payment or prepayment of 8 health or medical expenses. 9 b. “Covered person” means a policyholder, subscriber, or 10 other person participating in a policy, contract, or plan that 11 provides for third-party payment or prepayment of health or 12 medical expenses. 13 c. “Health care professional” means the same as defined in 14 section 514J.102. 15 d. “Prescription insulin drug” means a prescription drug 16 that contains insulin, is used to treat diabetes, that has been 17 prescribed as medically necessary by a covered person’s health 18 care professional, and is a benefit covered by the covered 19 person’s policy, contract, or plan. 20 2. Notwithstanding the uniformity of treatment requirements 21 of section 514C.6, a policy, contract, or plan providing for 22 third-party payment or prepayment of health or medical expenses 23 that provides coverage for prescription drugs shall cap the 24 total amount of cost-sharing that a covered person is required 25 to pay per prescription filled to an amount not to exceed one 26 hundred dollars for up to a thirty-one-day supply of at least 27 one type of each of the following: 28 a. Rapid-acting prescription insulin drugs. 29 b. Short-acting prescription insulin drugs. 30 c. Intermediate-acting prescription insulin drugs. 31 d. Long-acting prescription insulin drugs. 32 3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit 33 a policy, contract, or plan providing for third-party payment 34 or prepayment of health or medical expenses from reducing a 35 -1- LSB 1859HV (1) 89 ko/rn 1/ 3
H.F. 263 covered person’s cost-sharing obligation by an amount greater 1 than the amount specified pursuant to subsection 2. 2 4. a. This section shall apply to the following classes of 3 third-party payment provider contracts, policies, or plans: 4 (1) Individual or group accident and sickness insurance 5 providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis. 6 (2) An individual or group hospital or medical service 7 contract issued pursuant to chapter 509, 514, or 514A. 8 (3) An individual or group health maintenance organization 9 contract regulated under chapter 514B. 10 (4) A plan established for public employees pursuant to 11 chapter 509A. 12 b. This section shall not apply to accident-only, specified 13 disease, short-term hospital or medical, hospital confinement 14 indemnity, credit, dental, vision, Medicare supplement, 15 long-term care, basic hospital and medical-surgical expense 16 coverage as defined by the commissioner of insurance, 17 disability income insurance coverage, coverage issued as a 18 supplement to liability insurance, workers’ compensation or 19 similar insurance, or automobile medical payment insurance. 20 5. The commissioner of insurance may adopt rules pursuant to 21 chapter 17A to administer this section. 22 Sec. 2. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to third-party 23 payment provider contracts, policies, or plans delivered, 24 issued for delivery, continued, or renewed in this state on or 25 after January 1, 2022. 26 EXPLANATION 27 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 28 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 29 This bill relates to prescription insulin drugs and coverage 30 by policies, contracts, or plans providing for third-party 31 payment or prepayment of health or medical expenses that 32 provide coverage for prescription drugs. 33 The bill requires a policy, contract, or plan providing 34 for third-party payment or prepayment of health or medical 35 -2- LSB 1859HV (1) 89 ko/rn 2/ 3
H.F. 263 expenses that provides coverage for prescription drugs to 1 cap the total amount of cost-sharing that a covered person 2 is required to pay per prescription filled to an amount not 3 to exceed $100 for up to a 31-day supply of at least one 4 type of each of rapid-acting prescription insulin drugs, 5 short-acting prescription insulin drugs, intermediate-acting 6 prescription insulin drugs, or long-acting prescription insulin 7 drugs. “Prescription insulin drug” is defined in the bill as 8 a prescription drug that contains insulin, is used to treat 9 diabetes, has been prescribed as medically necessary by a 10 covered person’s health care professional, and is a benefit 11 covered by a covered person’s policy, contract, or plan. The 12 bill defines “cost-sharing” as any coverage limit, copayment, 13 coinsurance, deductible, or other out-of-pocket expense imposed 14 on a covered person. 15 The bill does not prohibit a policy, contract, or plan 16 providing for third-party payment or prepayment of health or 17 medical expenses from reducing a covered person’s cost-sharing 18 to less than $100 for a 31-day supply of a prescription insulin 19 drug. 20 The bill applies to third-party payment provider contracts, 21 policies, or plans delivered, issued for delivery, continued, 22 or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2022, by the 23 third-party payment providers enumerated in the bill. 24 The bill specifies the types of specialized health-related 25 insurance which are not subject to the coverage requirements 26 of the bill. 27 The commissioner of insurance may adopt rules to administer 28 the requirements of the bill. 29 -3- LSB 1859HV (1) 89 ko/rn 3/ 3
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