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House Bill 1699


House Bill 1699

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB 1699 (Updated February 21, 2001 5:03 PM - DI 104)


Insurance coverage for contraceptives. Requires insurers, health maintenance organizations, limited service health maintenance organizations, preferred provider plans, and Indiana comprehensive health insurance association policies that: (1) provide coverage for basic health care services; and (2) provide coverage for outpatient prescription drugs and outpatient services provided by health care providers, to offer to provide equal coverage for contraceptive drugs, devices, and services. Exempts insurance policies issued by or to an entity that finds contraception incompatible with its religious and moral teachings and beliefs from the requirement to offer to provide equal coverage for contraceptive drugs, devices, and services. Requires the state to consider covering contraceptive drugs, devices, and services under a self- insurance plan or a contract to provide health services offered to its employees. Exempts coverage for abortifacients, including any drugs or devices that are intended to terminate a pregnancy after conception.
Current Status:
 Passed 2nd reading - first House
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