HB 1523 requires that a health plan must, at a minimum, provide coverage for the same preventive services required to be covered under federal law and any federal rules or guidance in effect on Dec. 31, 2016. Additionally, health plans would be prohibited from imposing cost-sharing for such preventive services. Finally, HB 1523 would allow the Insurance Commissioner, by rule, to add preventive services to this requirement based on federal law.
Passed out of the House. Had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care on Mar 14. The bill did not make it out of committee by the policy committee cutoff.