June 02, 2015
On April 2, 2015, Gov. Hutchison signed HB 1894 into law, creating Act 959. The law prohibits vision care plans and insurers providing vision benefits from requiring a vision provider to apply a discount to an insured or enrollee for noncovered services or noncovered materials. The law also prohibits vision care plans and insurers providing vision benefits from restricting or limiting the vision care provider's choice of optical labs or choice of sources and suppliers of services, assuming the selected lab follows or accepts the participating provider requirements. The law is effective July 22, 2015.
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