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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 125                                                                                                         
01 Prohibiting a health care insurer from denying coverage for an additional limited quantity of                           
02 prescription topical eye medication under certain circumstances.                                                        
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04    * Section 1. AS 21.42 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
05            Sec. 21.42.425. Coverage for prescription topical eye medication. (a) A                                    
06       health care insurer that offers, issues for delivery, delivers, or renews a health care                           
07       insurance plan in the group or individual market in the state that provides coverage for                          
08       prescription topical eye medication shall allow the early refill of a prescription for a                          
09       topical eye medication to treat a chronic condition before the last day of the prescribed                         
10       dosage period, without regard to a coverage restriction.                                                          
11            (b)  A covered person may request an early refill under this section                                         
12                 (1)  not earlier than 23 days after a prescription for a 30-day supply is                               
13       dispensed;                                                                                                        
14                 (2)  not earlier than 45 days after a prescription for a 60-day supply is                               
01       dispensed;                                                                                                        
02                 (3)  not earlier than 68 days after a prescription for a 90-day supply is                               
03       dispensed;                                                                                                        
04                 (4)  if the prescriber has indicated the number of refills needed; and                                  
05                 (5) if the prescription topical eye medication being refilled is covered                                
06       under the covered person's policy.                                                                                
07            (c)  A covered person may receive an early refill under this section not more                                
08       than once during the approved dosage period.                                                                      
09            (d)  A covered person may only receive an early refill under this section if the                             
10       refill does not exceed the number of refills prescribed.                                                          
11    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
12 read:                                                                                                                   
13       APPLICABILITY. AS 21.42.425, enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, applies to a health                                   
14 care insurance plan offered, issued for delivery, delivered, or renewed on or after January 1,                          
15 2014.                                                                                                                   
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