Expanded Coverage for Colorectal Screenings

On June 4, 2021, Gov. Abbott signed SB 1028 into law. Health plans regulated by the state are required to cover colorectal screenings. The bill expands that coverage to include examinations, tests and preventive services recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, as well as follow-up colonoscopies when initial results are abnormal. The statute also lowers the minimum age for coverage of screening from 50 to 45. 

The law will be effective January 1, 2022. Employers with plans regulated by the state should be aware of this development.

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