Current as of: 2011
(a) Every individual or group hospital service corporation contract, individual or group medical service corporation contract, individual or group health service corporation contract, individual health insurance policy, group health insurance policy and contract for health care services that provides hospital services, outpatient services or medical expense benefits, provides coverage for prescription drugs; and is delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State pursuant to Title 18 or is approved for issuance or renewal in this State by the Insurance Commissioner shall provide benefits to any subscriber or other person covered thereunder for expenses incurred for the following equipment and supplies for the treatment of diabetes, if recommended in writing or prescribed by a physician: insulin pumps, blood glucose meters and strips, urine testing strips, insulin, syringes, and pharmacological agents for controlling blood sugar.
(b) The benefits required by this section shall be provided to the same extent as for any other sickness under the contract.
(c) This section shall apply to all hospital service corporation contracts in which the hospital service corporation has reserved the right to change the premium.
(d) The Insurance Commissioner may promulgate and periodically update a list of additional diabetes equipment and related supplies that are medically necessary for the treatment of diabetes and for which benefits shall be provided according to the provisions of this section.
(e) This section shall apply to all contracts and policies issued, renewed, modified, altered, amended or reissued 90 days and thereafter from the date of enactment.
(f) Nothing in this section shall apply to accident-only, specified disease, hospital indemnity, Medicare supplement long-term care, disability income or other limited benefit health insurance policies.
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