Health insurance; coverage for diabetes. (HB645)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for diabetes. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to include coverage for insulin, certain equipment, certain supplies, regular foot care and eye care exams, and up to three in-person outpatient self-management training and education visits upon an individual's initial diagnosis of diabetes and up to two such visits upon a significant change in an individual's condition. The bill provides greater specificity than the current law requiring coverage for equipment, supplies, and self-management training and education visits. The bill also provides that benefits or services required for the treatment of diabetes is exempt from any deductible. The provisions apply to any insurance policy, contract, or plan delivered, issued for delivery, reissued, or extended on and after January 1, 2021, or at any time thereafter when any term of the policy, contract, or plan is changed or any premium adjustment is made. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105134D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB645)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Labor and Commerce

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