An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Adults
Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA §2762, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §28, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 24-A MRSA §2762, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 452, §2, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 24-A MRSA §2847-O, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §29, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 24-A MRSA §2847-O, sub-§3, as reallocated by PL 2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §29, is repealed.
Sec. 5. 24-A MRSA §4255, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §30, is further amended to read:
Sec. 6. 24-A MRSA §4255, sub-§3, as reallocated by PL 2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §30, is repealed.
Sec. 7. Application. The requirements of this Act apply to all policies, contracts and certificates executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2020. For purposes of this Act, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.
Sec. 8. Exemption from review. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 24-A, section 2752, this Act is enacted without review and evaluation by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance.
Sec. 9. Calculation and transfer; premium costs. The State Budget Officer shall calculate the amount of increased premium costs that apply to each General Fund account and Highway Fund account for all departments and agencies and transfer the amounts by financial order upon the approval of the Governor. The transfers are considered adjustments to appropriations in fiscal year 2020-21.
Sec. 10. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
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Initiative: Provides ongoing funds for increased premium costs to departments and agencies statewide as a result of the State Employee Health Plan being required to cover hearing aids.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$0||$158,492|
|HIGHWAY FUND TOTAL||$0||$56,779|