(a) Every individual or group health-insurance contract, plan, or policy that provides
prescription coverage and is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state
shall provide coverage for F.D.A. approved contraceptive drugs and devices requiring
a prescription. Provided, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to mandate or require
coverage for the prescription drug RU 486.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any medical service corporation
may issue to a religious employer an individual or group health-insurance contract,
plan, or policy that excludes coverage for prescription contraceptive methods which
are contrary to the religious employer's bona fide religious tenets.
(c) As used in this section, “religious employer” means an employer that is a “church or a qualified church-controlled organization”
as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 3121.
(d) Every religious employer that invokes the exemption provided under this section
shall provide written notice to prospective enrollees prior to enrollment with the
plan, listing the contraceptive health-care services the employer refuses to cover
for religious reasons.
(e) Beginning on the first day of each plan year after April 1, 2019, every health-insurance
issuer offering group or individual health-insurance coverage that covers prescription
contraception shall not restrict reimbursement for dispensing a covered prescription
contraceptive up to three hundred sixty-five (365) days at a time.
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