Prescription drugs; specialty tier coverage. (SB1394)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription drugs; specialty tier coverage. Imposes dollar limits on the practice of prescription drug cost-sharing known as specialty tiers. Enrollees' coinsurance or copayment fees for specialty tier drugs will be limited to $100 per month for up to a 30-day supply of any single specialty tier drug, which limits shall apply regardless of whether a deductible has been satisfied. Patients will also be able to request an exception to obtain a specialty drug that would not otherwise be available on a health benefit plan formulary. The measure prohibits a health benefit plan that provides coverage for prescription drugs from placing all drugs in a given class of drugs on the highest cost tier. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103658D
01/22/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1394)
02/02/2015Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1948.


Bill writes:

a job deterrent- keep it in MD,NJ etc.