HB685 (2020) Detail

(Second New Title) relative to insurance plans that cover maternity benefits.


HB 685-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

8Jan2020... 2779h

06/16/2020   1468s

 

2019 SESSION

19-0531

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 685-FN

 

AN ACT relative to insurance plans that cover maternity benefits.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires insurance plans which cover maternity benefits to provide coverage for emergency or elective abortion services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Jan2020... 2779h

06/16/2020   1468s 19-0531

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to insurance plans that cover maternity benefits.

 

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

 

1  Name of Act.  This act shall be known as the Reproductive Health Parity Act of 2020.

2  New Section; Insurance Plans That Cover Maternity Benefits.  Amend RSA 417-D by inserting after section 2-b the following new section:

417-D:2-c  Insurance Plans That Cover Maternity Benefits.  Every insurer subject to this chapter that provides individual or group coverage for maternity services shall provide coverage for emergency or elective abortion services for persons who are residents of this state.  A health plan that provides coverage in accordance with this section may contain provisons for maximum benefits and coinsurance and reasonable limitations, deductibles, and exclusions.  All contracts under this section shall be deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.

II.  If the commissioner determines that enforcement of any policy described under paragraph I may adversely affect the allocation of federal funds to New Hampshire, the commissioner may grant an exemption to the requirements of this section only to the minimum extent necessary to ensure the continued receipt of federal funds.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

 

LBAO

19-0531

Amended 6/25/20

 

HB 685-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2020-1468s)

 

AN ACT relative to insurance plans that cover maternity benefits.

 

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

 

 

 

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Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires insurance plans which cover maternity benefits to provide coverage for emergency or elective abortion services.

 

The Insurance Department indicates, to the extent these services are not currently covered, this bill would lead to an expansion of covered services.  This may place inflationary pressure on claims, which may lead to either increased premiums or coverage buy downs.   This could impact premium tax revenue collected by the State.  The Department notes that federal law requires the cost of State coverage mandates for policies sold through the insurance exchange to be borne by the State.  

 

The Department of Administrative Services indicates there would be no impact on the State Health Benefit Plan for Employees and Retirees (the Plan).  The Department states, because the plan is a governmental self-insured plan, it is not subject to managed care law and the bill would have no impact on the Plan.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services indicates this bill would have no impact to the Department.  The Department assumes the bill would apply to commercial carriers and not to the Medicaid program.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Insurance, Administrative Services and Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB685 at GenCourtMobile
HB685 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
Oct. 23, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
June 11, 2020 Senate Hearing
June 11, 2020 Senate Hearing
Senate Hearing
June 16, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB685 Revision: 8498 Date: June 30, 2020, 10:38 a.m.
HB685 Revision: 8452 Date: June 25, 2020, 1:55 p.m.
HB685 Revision: 7884 Date: Jan. 8, 2020, 2:31 p.m.
HB685 Revision: 7490 Date: Jan. 16, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 25
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 10:15 am LOB 302
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 08:30 am LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
Retained in Committee
June 25, 2019 Full Committee Work Session: 06/25/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
Sept. 10, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 09/10/2019 10:15 am LOB 302
Oct. 1, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/01/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
Oct. 17, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/17/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Oct. 23, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/23/2019 09:30 am LOB 301
Oct. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 10/23/2019 12:30 pm LOB 302
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2779h (NT) (Vote 13-5; RC) HC 50 P. 18
Jan. 8, 2020 Amendment # 2019-2779h (NT): AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 63
Jan. 8, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2779h (NT): MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 63
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 7
June 11, 2020 Remote Hearing: 06/11/2020, 10:35 am; SC 22
June 11, 2020 Remote Hearing: 06/11/2020, 10:40 am, on proposed amendment # 2020-1364s; SC 22
Committee members will receive secure Zoom invitations via email. SC 22
Members of the public may attend using the following links: SC 22
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2. To submit your testimony to the committee, please send all documents via email to remotesenate@leg.state.nh.us SC 22
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4. Or iPhone one-tap: 13017158592,,94072646718# or 13126266799,,94072646718# SC 22
5. Webinar ID: 940 7264 6718 SC 22
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The following email will be monitored throughout the meeting by someone who can assist with and alert the committee to any technical issues: remotesenate@leg.state.nh.us or call (603-271-3043). SC 22
June 16, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1468s, 06/16/2020; SC 23
June 16, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-1468s, RC 14Y-10N, AA; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1468s, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
House Concurs with Senate Amendment MA RC (196-132) 06/30/2020
June 30, 2020 House Concurs with Senate Amendment (Rep. Butler): MA RC 196-132 06/30/2020
June 29, 2020 Enrolled (In recess 06/29/2020); SJ 9
Enrolled 06/30/2020 HJ 10