April 18, 2017
On March 21, 2017, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed legislation (SB 89) into law, which requires insured group health benefit plans to provide coverage for certain smoking cessation medications and services.
Specifically, plans must provide coverage for all tobacco cessation:
Additionally, coverage for tobacco cessation services can't be subject to:
Utilization management requirements cannot be imposed on any tobacco cessation services, including prior authorization and step therapy, except in the following circumstances where plans can require prior authorization:
The law takes effect 90 days after close of the Kentucky legislative session, which is projected to be on or about June 29, 2017.
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