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    Chapter 48F:

      Section: 17:48F-13.2: Prepaid prescription service organization; coverage for contraceptives.

          9. a. A prepaid prescription service organization shall provide coverage under every contract delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State or approved for issuance or renewal in this State by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, on or after the effective date of this act, for expenses incurred in the purchase of prescription female contraceptives, and the services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures on an in-network basis as determined to be required to be covered by the commissioner pursuant to subsection b. of this section.

b. The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance shall determine, in the commissioner's discretion, which provisions of the coverage requirements applicable to insurers pursuant to P.L.2019, c.361 shall apply to prepaid prescription organizations, and shall adopt regulations in accordance with the commissioner's determination.

c. The coverage provided shall include prescriptions for dispensing contraceptives for:

(1) (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2021, c.376)

(2) up to a 12-month period at one time.

d. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the benefits shall be provided to the same extent as for any other service, drug, device, product, or procedure under the contract, except no deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or any other cost-sharing requirement on the coverage shall be imposed.

(2) In the case of a high-deductible health plan, benefits for male sterilization or male contraceptives shall be provided at the lowest deductible and other cost-sharing permitted for a high-deductible health plan under section 223(c)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. s.223).

e. This section shall apply to those prepaid prescription contracts in which the prepaid prescription service organization has reserved the right to change the premium.

f. Nothing in this section shall limit coverage of any additional preventive service for women, as identified or recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force or the Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 300gg-13.

L.2005, c.251, s.9; amended 2017, c.241, s.9; 2019, c.361, s.9; 2021, c.376, s.9.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2022-03-18 13:18:16.

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