Required Cancer Screening

On May 23, 2018, Gov. Edwards signed HB 690 into law, creating Act No. 461. This law requires plans to provide coverage for annual cancer screening for participants who were previously diagnosed with breast cancer, completed treatment for breast cancer, underwent a bilateral mastectomy and were later determined to be cancer-free.

The law also requires plans to issue a written notice regarding this available screening. The notice must be provided at enrollment and annually.

Although the insurance carriers will implement this law, employers should be aware of the change. The law is effective Jan. 1, 2019.

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