HB1436 (2020) Detail

Relative to autism spectrum disorder insurance coverage.


HB 1436-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2336

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1436-FN

 

AN ACT relative to autism spectrum disorder insurance coverage.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cannon, Straf. 18; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Hamer, Hills. 17; Rep. DesMarais, Carr. 6; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Stevens, Hills. 34; Rep. Mombourquette, Hills. 5; Rep. Buchanan, Merr. 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2336

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to autism spectrum disorder insurance coverage.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1 Coverage for Treatment of Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism.  Amend RSA 417-E:2, III to read as follows:

III.  The policy, contract, or certificate may limit coverage for applied behavior analysis to [$36,000] $40,000 per year for children 0 to 12 years of age, and [$27,000] $31,000 from ages 13 to 21, both of which shall be adjusted annually for cost of living increases.  An insurer may not apply payments for coverage unrelated to autism spectrum disorders to any maximum benefit established under this paragraph.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2336

11/14/19

 

HB 1436-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to autism spectrum disorder insurance coverage.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

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$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

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LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

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Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill increases the insurance coverage limit for autism spectrum disorder an provides the limit shall be adjusted annually for cost of living increases.  The Insurance Department indicates this may place inflationary pressure on claims costs, which may result in increased insurance premiums and premium tax revenue.

 

The Department of Administrative Services states the State Health Benefit Plan for employees and retirees is a governmental self-insured plan and is not governed by managed care law.  There would be no fiscal impact on the State Health Benefit Plan.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services indicates this bill would have no impact on the Medicaid program.

 

It is assumed this bill will not take effect until FY 2021.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Insurance, Administrative Services and Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1436 at GenCourtMobile
HB1436 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1436 Revision: 7102 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 9:13 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 22
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 02:30 pm LOB 302
Feb. 3, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 302
Feb. 4, 2020 Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 302
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 6
March 11, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/11/2020