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RIS2679PassProvides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner's consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date.
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2018-07-04
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8013PassAmends provisions of law relative to motor vehicle replacement parts specifications time limits for using aftermarket body parts, and notification to the vehicle owner of the intention to use aftermarket body parts.
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2018-07-04
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7002PassRequires individual or group policy insurance to cover mastectomies.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7124PassRequires that the department of business regulation provide a mandatory disclosure notice, at no cost to insurers, to certain life insurance policy holders regarding their rights and alternatives to lapse or surrender.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2048PassRequires that the department of business regulation provide a mandatory disclosure notice, at no cost to insurers, to certain life insurance policy holders regarding their rights and alternatives to lapse or surrender.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2224PassRequires individual or group policy insurance to cover mastectomies.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7625PassProvides full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7806PassIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7909VetoAdds insurance provided in the surplus lines market to the payment of premiums and cancellation regulations contained in the unfair competition and practices chapter.
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2018-07-02
Vetoed by Governor
RIS2529PassProvides full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2540PassIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8163PassAllows domestic insurance company to enter into a voluntary restructuring, including the use of a protected cell, with the approval of the commissioner.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS3008PassAllows domestic insurance company to enter into a voluntary restructuring, including the use of a protected cell, with the approval of the commissioner.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2444PassIncludes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH8340PassIncludes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7563IntroCreates a system of consumer protection for regulation by DBR of noninsurance business entities using or disclosing personal identifiable financial information for insurance sales.
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2018-06-23
To House Corporations Committee
RIS3007IntroAllows the surplus lines producing insurance agent forty-five (45) days for net payment (gross payment minus commission and fees) to the broker before the policy may be cancelled for nonpayment (after ten (10) day notice).
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2018-06-23
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2018)
RIS2400IntroAllows pregnant women with an annual family income above applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2859IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2785IntroAuthorizes state to seek waiver of ACA to allow qualified small business owners/sole properties to purchase small group health insurance on cost/impact assessment by OHIC provide coverage for essential health benefit categories/services.
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2018-06-15
To House Finance Committee
RIS2077IntroProtects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
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2018-06-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2931EngrossProvides that health insurance coverage would cover short-term limited duration policies and certain policies that pay on a cost-incurred basis.
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2018-06-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8207IntroCreates the Medicaid eligible non-emergency medical transportation act.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH8254IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2018-06-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8295IntroRedefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist, to exclude waiting period provisions.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIS2497IntroCreates the "Insurance Data Security Act" which would adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act regarding data security.
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2018-06-05
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2532IntroRegulates prescription drug marketing by manufacturers using strategies offering various discounts to disguise costs of high priced drugs versus lower costs alternatives and makes discounts available to individuals without health insurance. Eff. 1/1/...
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2018-05-31
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH8234IntroCreates the "Travel Insurance Act" to establish a comprehensive and uniform regulatory framework to clarify current applicable law applicable to travel insurance policies.
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2018-05-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7810IntroRequires annual pediatric mental health exam determination medically necessary by physician/pediatrician/court order for children ten (10) years to up to eighteen (18) years. Effective January 1, 2019.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7829IntroCreates the "Primary Care Trust Act" to require health insures to allocate a fair portion of medical spending for the delivery of primary care services and creates a trust for administration of the program.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7866IntroCreates the "Primary Care Trust Act" to require health insures to allocate a fair portion of medical spending for the delivery of primary care services and creates a trust for administration of the program.
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2018-04-30
To House Finance Committee
RIS2610IntroCreates the "Primary Care Trust Act" to require health insures to allocate a fair portion of medical spending for the delivery of primary care services and creates a trust for administration of the program.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2787IntroAuthorizes the department of business regulation to determine the status of insurers for coordination of benefits purposes when there are two or more insurers.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH8045IntroRequires the health insurance utilization review process include the use of physicians and dentists who are licensed, or otherwise formally recognized as specialists.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8075IntroAuthorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a thirty (30) day supply for the purpose of synchronizing a patient's medications.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8083IntroProvides for the suppression of summary of benefits forms or certain information contained therein when the information would expose the insured to danger for seeking medical care.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7823IntroProhibits any health plan with a pharmacy benefit from requiring the insured to order from a particular pharmacy in order to have payments applied to their deductible.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2409IntroRequires prospective reimbursement for state-licensed facilities providing mental health, substance abuse treatment and/or prevention services with an annual reconciliation for any underpayment or overpayment.
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2018-04-10
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2411IntroProvides group health plan or insurers cover clinically appropriate residential services, including detoxification for treatment of mental health or substance-abuse disorders and the patient remain presumptively covered during the assessment review.
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2018-04-10
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2537IntroRequires medical insurance procedures to furnish coverage for non-opioid pain treatment and/or management performed by licensed massage therapists when referred by a physician, registered nurse practitioner or physicians' assistant, effective 1/1/19.
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2018-04-10
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH7135IntroIncreases insurance coverage for hearing aids from one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to two thousand dollars ($2,000), per ear, every three years. In addition, the amount of insurance coverage would no longer be based on the age of the recip...
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7368IntroRequires health insurance to provide coverage for communication access between deaf patients and their physicians.
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2399EngrossProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2672IntroRedefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist, to exclude waiting period and alternate benefit provisions.
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2018-04-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH7008IntroProvides for a dispute resolution process for emergency services and surprise bills for medical services performed by nonparticipating (out-of-network) health care providers.
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2018-03-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7476IntroProvides group health plan or insurers cover clinically appropriate residential services, including detoxification for treatment of mental health or substance-abuse disorders and the patient remain presumptively covered during the assessment review.
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2018-03-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7499IntroRequires insurance coverage for non-opioid treatment alternatives.
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2018-03-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7575IntroRequires long-term health plan issuers to provide a 90 day written notice of premium increase and alternative to maintain coverage at same cost. Limits increase to 10% for plans sold on or after January 1, 2019.
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2018-03-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7789IntroCreates the "Insurance Data Security Act" which would adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act regarding data security.
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2018-03-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7702IntroProhibits insurance companies from penalizing pharmacies or medical providers from disclosing information regarding the cost of medication or the availability of therapeutically equivalent alternative medications or methods of purchasing the medicati...
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2018-03-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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