June 14, 2016

On May 27, 2016, Gov. Malloy signed HB 5053 into law, creating Public Act No. 16-43. The law requires insured group health plans that are delivered, issued, renewed, amended or continued on or after Jan. 1, 2017, to provide coverage for prescription drugs without prior authorization when they are in their formularies and are approved for treating drug overdoses. This law contains various provisions on opioid abuse prevention and treatment and related issues. Thus, there are various effective dates, starting as soon as upon the passage of this law.

Public Act No. 16-43 »