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HF 288

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/01/2019 05:37pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/22/2019
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/11/2019

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A bill for an act
relating to health care; prohibiting health plan companies from removing coverage
of a particular brand of insulin or equipment and supplies during an enrollee's
contract year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62A.3093, by adding a


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 62A.3093, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Coverage change. new text end

new text begin (a) A health carrier shall disclose, upon the request of an
enrollee or a prospective enrollee, the brand or brands of insulin and the equipment and
supplies for the treatment or management of diabetes covered under a health plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) A health carrier is prohibited from removing from coverage a particular brand of
insulin, equipment, or supplies described under subdivision 1 during an enrollee's contract
term. This paragraph does not apply if the particular brand is deemed unsafe or has been
withdrawn from the market by the product manufacturer.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "enrollee's contract term" means the 12-month term
during which benefits associated with a particular health plan are in effect for that enrollee
or a single calendar quarter for medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees.
new text end