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Early Prescription Drug Refills and Waiver of 90-Day Supply Limits Due to Tropical Storm Ida


On September 10, 2021 Commissioner Caride issued Bulletin No. 21-10 as a response to Tropical Storm Ida and the state of emergency declared by Gov. Murphy on September 1, 2021. The bulletin requires carriers to provide coverage of prescription drug refills even when the covered person has not yet reached the scheduled refill date. They must also permit coverage prescription drugs in excess of a 90-day supply. There must also be coverage through early refills and relaxed quantity limits with respect to lost or destroyed medications.

The Department of Banking and Insurance expects carriers to comply with and communicate the provisions of this bulletin to covered persons. Employers with New Jersey plans should be aware of this guidance.

Bulletin No. 21-10 »