August 25, 2015
On Aug. 3, 2015, Gov. Rauner signed HB 3137 into law. This law, entitled the “Topical Eye Medication Prescription Act”, requires insurers to cover topical eye medication refills when the following conditions are met:
The medication is to treat a chronic condition of the eye.The refill is requested by the insured before the last day of the prescribed dosage period and after at least 75 percent of the predicted days of use.The prescribing doctor indicates on the prescription that refills are permitted and that the early refills do not exceed the total number of refills prescribed.
The law takes effect for policies issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2016.
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