Health insurance; coverage for contraceptives. (SB1185)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for contraceptives. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance policy, contract, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for any prescribed contraceptive drug, contraceptive device, or contraceptive procedure. Currently, health insurance carriers are required to offer and make available such coverage. The measure prohibits a health insurance carrier from imposing any copayment, coinsurance payment, or fee upon any person receiving contraceptive benefits pursuant to the provisions of the measure. The measure applies to health insurance contracts, policies, or plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on and after January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102683D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1185)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19106238D-S1
01/31/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1185S1)