SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
Ways and Means
The bill would amend the Insurance Code to prohibit an insurer that delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in the State a health insurance policy that provided coverage for prescription eye drops from denying coverage for a refill of the prescription if the following applied:
-- For a 30-day supply, the amount of time had passed within which the insured should have used 75% of the dosage units of the drug according to the prescriber's instructions, or 23 days had passed after either: 1) the original date the prescription was distributed to the insured, or 2) the date the most recent refill was distributed to the insured.
-- The prescriber indicated on the original prescription that additional quantities were needed.
-- The prescription eye drops prescribed by the prescriber were covered under the health insurance policy.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.