HB18-1012 - Vision Care Plans Carriers Eye Care Providers

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning vision care plans for eye care services.

The bill prohibits a carrier or entity that offers a vision care plan from requiring an eye care provider with whom the carrier or entity contracts to:


  • Provide services or materials to a covered person at a fee set by, or subject to the approval of, the carrier or entity unless certain conditions are met;
  • Charge a covered person for noncovered services or noncovered materials in any amount less than the usual and customary amount that the eye care provider charges individuals who do not have coverage for such materials and services; or
  • Participate, as a condition of participation in a vision plan, in any of the carrier's or entity's other vision plan networks.

The bill prohibits a carrier or entity from changing the terms of a contract between the carrier or entity and an eye care provider without communication with the eye care provider.

The bill requires the commissioner of insurance to institute a corrective action plan or use any of the commissioner's enforcement powers against a carrier or entity that is not in compliance with the above requirements.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: March 29, 2018
03/29/2018 - Governor Signed
03/21/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/21/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/21/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/15/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/14/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/13/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/08/2018 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/21/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/15/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/14/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/13/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/14/2018 - No Amendments
02/08/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment