HB16-1294 - Contraception Coverage Public & Private Insurance

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning Health Care Coverage For Contraceptives For Women.

Starting January 1, 2018, the bill requires medicaid managed care plans and health benefit plans that are required under the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" to provide contraceptive coverage as a preventive health service to cover, at no cost to the woman covered by the plan:

  • All FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other products for women, including those prescribed by the covered person's health care provider or otherwise authorized under state or federal law;
  • Voluntary sterilization procedures;
  • Patient education and counseling on contraception; and
  • Follow-up services related to the covered contraceptive drugs, devices, products, or procedures, including management of side effects, counseling for continued adherence, and device insertion and removal.

Health insurers and medicaid managed care entities are prohibited from restricting or delaying coverage for contraceptives and must make the coverage available to all persons covered under the health plan or medicaid managed care plan, respectively.

Latest update: April 11, 2016
04/11/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/21/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/17/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment