SB619 (2020) Detail

Repealing the sunset provision for insurance coverage for oral anti-cancer therapies.


SB 619-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2803

01/10

 

SENATE BILL 619-FN

 

AN ACT repealing the sunset provision for insurance coverage for oral anti-cancer therapies.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Rep. Williams, Hills. 4; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the January 1, 2021 repeal of insurance coverage for anti-cancer therapies.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2803

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT repealing the sunset provision for insurance coverage for oral anti-cancer therapies.

 

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

 

1  Repeal.  2015, 263:14, relative to the January 1, 2021 repeal of RSA 415:6-t and RSA 415:18-y, regarding insurance coverage for oral anti-cancer therapies, is repealed.

2  Health Services Corporations; Applicable Statutes.  RSA 420-A:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

420-A:2  Applicable Statutes.  Every health service corporation shall be governed by this chapter and the relevant provisions of RSA 161-H, and shall be exempt from this title except for the provisions of RSA 400-A:39, RSA 401-B, RSA 402-C, RSA 404-F, RSA 415-A, RSA 415-F, RSA 415:6, II(4), RSA 415:6-g, RSA 415:6-k, RSA 415:6-m, RSA 415:6-o, RSA 415:6-r, RSA 415:6-t, RSA 415:6-u, RSA 415:6-v, RSA 415:6-w, RSA 415:6-x, RSA 415:18, V, RSA 415:18, XVI and XVII, RSA 415:18, VII-a, RSA 415:18-a, RSA 415:18-i, RSA 415:18-j, RSA 415:18-o, RSA 415:18-r, RSA 415:18-t, RSA 415:18-u, RSA 415:18-v, RSA 415:18-w, RSA 415:18-y, RSA 415:18-z, RSA 415:18-aa, RSA 415:18-bb, RSA 415:22, RSA 417, RSA 417-E, RSA 420-J, and all applicable provisions of title XXXVII wherein such corporations are specifically included.  Every health service corporation and its agents shall be subject to the fees prescribed for health service corporations under RSA 400-A:29, VII.

3  Health Maintenance Organizations; Applicable Statutes.  RSA 420-B:20, III is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

III.  The requirements of RSA 400-A:39, RSA 401-B, RSA 402-C, RSA 404-F, RSA 415:6-g, RSA 415:6-m, RSA 415:6-o, RSA 415:6-r, RSA 415:6-t, RSA 415:6-u, RSA 415:6-v, RSA 415:6-w, RSA 415:6-x, RSA 415:18, VII-a, RSA 415:18, XVI and XVII, RSA 415:18-i, RSA 415:18-j, RSA 415:18-r, RSA 415:18-t, RSA 415:18-u, RSA 415:18-v, RSA 415:18-w, RSA 415:18-y, RSA 415:18-z, RSA 415:18-aa, RSA 415:18-bb, RSA 415-A, RSA 415-F, RSA 420-G, and RSA 420-J shall apply to health maintenance organizations.

4  Effective Date.  

I.  Sections 2 and 3 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2021 at 12:04 a.m.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2803

12/18/19

 

SB 619-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT repealing the sunset provision for insurance coverage for oral anti-cancer therapies.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

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METHODOLOGY:

This bill removes the January 1, 2021 sunset provision for insurance coverage for oral anti-cancer therapies.  The Insurance Department indicates the bill would maintain the requirement that benefits for oral anti-cancer medicine not be subject to higher cost sharing requirements based on how it is administered.   The Department assumes this requirement, when compared to no such requirement, may place inflationary pressure on claims and impact plan designs.  This may impact premium rates and premium tax revenue collected by the State.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Insurance Department

 

Links

SB619 at GenCourtMobile
SB619 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 Senate Hearing
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB619 Revision: 7949 Date: Jan. 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 2
Jan. 22, 2020 Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 100, SH, 02:00 pm; SC 3
Jan. 30, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; SJ 2
Jan. 30, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 4
Jan. 30, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 01/30/2020; SJ 2
Jan. 9, 2020 Introduced 01/09/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 59