This bill would require a health benefit plan that uses drug formularies to specify the prescription drugs that are covered under the plan to provide information to cover individuals regarding which drugs are covered under the plan and what methodology is used to determine if a drug is covered. This bill would require a health benefit plan to offer a prescription drug to a covered individual at the same benefit level as was originally contracted even if the prescription drug is later removed from the formulary
Relating to health benefit plans; to require a health benefit plan that uses formularies to specify the prescription drugs that are covered under the plan to provide certain information to covered individuals regarding coverage and methodology to require a health benefit plan to cover a prescription drug at the benefit level originally contracted; and to amend Sections 10A-20-6.16 and 27-21A-23, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to health insurance coverage.
|May 1, 2012
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Health
|SB579 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced