August 21, 2018
On July 9, 2018, Gov. Parson signed SB 826 into law. This bill amends Section 376.1237 of the state’s insurance code to repeal the expiration date applicable to coverage for prescription eye drops. Specifically, the new law prohibits plans from applying greater deductibles or copayments to early prescription eye drop refills than deductibles or copayments that apply to other, similar health-care services covered by plans. Additionally, due to the passage of this law the coverage requirement for early refills of prescription eye drops no longer expires on Jan. 1, 2020 (which was the sunset date previously included in the law). The new law takes effect on Aug. 28, 2018.
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