Health benefit plans; prescription drugs; tiers. (SB442)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health benefit plans; prescription drugs; tiers. Prohibits a health carrier offering a health benefit plan that provides coverage for prescription drugs from implementing a formulary that places a prescription drug on the highest cost-sharing tier unless at least one prescription drug that is in the same therapeutic class and is a medically appropriate alternative treatment for a given disease or condition is available at a lower cost-sharing tier under the formulary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102529D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB442)
02/08/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2016Left in Commerce and Labor