Patient assistance programs; work group to develop recommendations regarding specialty drug needs. (SB945)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; installment payments of cost-sharing obligations. Requires health plans to allow certain covered persons to pay their cost-sharing obligations under their health benefit plan in 12 equal monthly installments. The option is to be provided to covered persons who are reasonably expected to incur cost-sharing obligations as a result of their pharmacy benefits that exceed their total annual cost-sharing obligations under their health benefit plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101090D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Committee substitute printed 13104516D-S1
01/29/2013Incorporates SB947
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB945S1)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104516D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB945S1
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB945S1)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2013Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2030.