Today's Law As Amended


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AB-2752 Health care coverage: continuity of care.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 1399.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1399.7.
 (a) (1) A health care service plan, for a health care service plan contract that is issued, renewed, or amended on or after January 1, 2017, shall include in annual renewal materials a notice to enrollees that a prescription drug is no longer covered by the plan or has changed tiers in the plan’s drug formulary, if that is the case.
(2) This subdivision does not apply to a specialized health care service plan that covers dental or vision services.
(b) A health care service plan, for a health care service plan contract that is issued, renewed, or amended on or after January 1, 2017, shall include in annual renewal materials information regarding the health care service plan’s provider directory or directories.

SEC. 2.

 Section 10133.58 is added to the Insurance Code, to read:

10133.58.
 (a) (1) A health insurer, for a health insurance policy that is issued, renewed, or amended on or after January 1, 2017, shall include in annual renewal materials a notice to insureds that a prescription drug is no longer covered by the policy or has changed tiers in the insurer’s drug formulary, if that is the case.
(2) This subdivision does not apply to a specialized health insurance policy that covers dental or vision services.
(b) A health insurer, for a health insurance policy that is issued, renewed, or amended on or after January 1, 2017, shall include in annual renewal materials information regarding the health insurer’s provider directory or directories.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.