July 10, 2018
On June 12, 2018, Gov. Malloy signed SB 302 into law. The new law, effective July 1, 2018, revises provisions regarding telehealth services to specify that “telehealth” means delivering health-care services through information and communication technologies to facilitate health-care management, consultation, diagnosis, education, self-management, or treatment of plan participants' physical and mental health when participants are located at originating sites and telehealth providers are located at distant sites. Telehealth includes synchronous interactions, asynchronous store and forward transfers or remote monitoring. Telehealth doesn't include fax transmissions, audio-only telephone, texts or e-mail.
There is no specific action required of employers, but they should work with insurers to understand the required coverage and update the plan accordingly.
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