FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 146
91ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE TROUPE.
Pre-filed December 14, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 376, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to contraceptive health insurance coverage.
Section A. Chapter 376, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 376.1180, to read as follows:
376.1180. 1. Each entity offering individual and group health insurance policies providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis, individual and group service or indemnity type contracts issued by a health services corporation, individual and group service contracts issued by a health maintenance organization, all self-insured group arrangements to the extent not preempted by federal law and all managed health care delivery entities of any type or description, that are delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2002, shall offer contraceptive coverage to enrollees either at no charge or on a formulary.
2. If contraceptive coverage is provided on a formulary, such coverage shall not be subject to any greater deductible or copayment than any other health care service provided by the policy, contract or plan.
3. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an entity from including all or part of such health care services as standard
coverage in its policies, contracts or plans.