Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA §2756, sub-§3 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 24-A MRSA §2847-G, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 24-A MRSA §4247, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 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, 2019. For purposes of this Act, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.
Sec. 5. Exemption from review. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 24-A, section 2752, this Act is enacted without review and evaluation by the Bureau of Insurance within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation.’
This amendment is the majority report of the committee and replaces the bill. It amends the requirements in current law relating to coverage of contraceptives to include coverage for contraceptive supplies without cost sharing for at least one drug, device or other product for each contraceptive method. If a health care provider recommends a particular contraceptive supply on the basis of medical necessity, coverage must be provided for that particular supply without cost sharing. The amendment also clarifies that coverage must be provided for contraceptives dispensed for a 12-month period at the discretion of the health care provider.
The requirements apply to all individual and group policies and contracts issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2019. The amendment also adds language exempting the bill from the provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 24-A, section 2752.
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