Prescription Contraceptive Drugs Must Be Provided

On July 2, 2019, Gov. Raimondo signed HB 7625 to provide coverage for prescription contraceptive drugs and require that carriers can't restrict reimbursement for dispensing covered prescription contraceptives for up to 365 days at a time. Employers that are nonprofit entities organized to promote religious beliefs, such as churches, and primarily employ employees who share employers’ beliefs aren’t required to offer plans that provide contraceptive coverage if contraceptive use conflicts with employers’ religious beliefs.

This bill becomes effective for policies issued or renewed on or after April. 1, 2019. This bill contains no new employer obligations, but employers with fully insured plans in New Hampshire should review the new laws to better understand the required changes.

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