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Date of enactment: May 8, 2000
1999 Senate Bill 136 Date of publication*: May 22, 2000
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1997-98: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1999 WISCONSIN ACT 115
An Act to amend 40.51 (8), 40.51 (8m), 60.23 (25), 66.184, 111.91 (2) (n), 120.13 (2) (g), 185.981 (4t) and 185.983 (1) (intro.); and to create 609.88 and 632.895 (14) of the statutes; relating to: requiring insurance coverage of certain immunizations for children.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
115,1 Section 1. 40.51 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.51 (8) Every health care coverage plan offered by the state under sub. (6) shall comply with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 632.72 (2), 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (3) to (5), 632.895 (5m) and (8) to (13) (14) and 632.896.
115,2 Section 2. 40.51 (8m) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.51 (8m) Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 632.748, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855 and 632.895 (11) to (13) (14).
115,3 Section 3. 60.23 (25) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.23 (25) Self-insured health plans. Provide health care benefits to its officers and employes on a self-insured basis if the self-insured plan complies with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 632.746 (10) (a) 2. and (b) 2., 632.747 (3), 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (4) and (5), 632.895 (9) and (11) to (13) (14) and 632.896.
115,4 Section 4. 66.184 of the statutes is amended to read:
66.184 Self-insured health plans. If a city, including a 1st class city, or a village provides health care benefits under its home rule power, or if a town provides health care benefits, to its officers and employes on a self-insured basis, the self-insured plan shall comply with ss. 49.493 (3) (d), 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 632.746 (10) (a) 2. and (b) 2., 632.747 (3), 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (4) and (5), 632.895 (9) to (13) (14), 632.896, 767.25 (4m) (d), 767.51 (3m) (d) and 767.62 (4) (b) 4.
115,5 Section 5. 111.91 (2) (n) of the statutes is amended to read:
111.91 (2) (n) The provision to employes of the health insurance coverage required under s. 632.895 (11) to (13) (14).
115,6 Section 6. 120.13 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
120.13 (2) (g) Every self-insured plan under par. (b) shall comply with ss. 49.493 (3) (d), 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 632.746 (10) (a) 2. and (b) 2., 632.747 (3), 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (4) and (5), 632.895 (9) to (13) (14), 632.896, 767.25 (4m) (d), 767.51 (3m) (d) and 767.62 (4) (b) 4.
115,7 Section 7. 185.981 (4t) of the statutes is amended to read:
185.981 (4t) A sickness care plan operated by a cooperative association is subject to ss. 252.14, 631.89, 632.72 (2), 632.745 to 632.749, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (2m), (3), (4) and (5), 632.895 (10) to (13) (14) and 632.897 (10) and chs. 149 and 155.
115,8 Section 8. 185.983 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
185.983 (1) (intro.) Every such voluntary nonprofit sickness care plan shall be exempt from chs. 600 to 646, with the exception of ss. 601.04, 601.13, 601.31, 601.41, 601.42, 601.43, 601.44, 601.45, 611.67, 619.04, 628.34 (10), 631.89, 631.93, 632.72 (2), 632.745 to 632.749, 632.775, 632.79, 632.795, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.87 (2m), (3), (4) and (5), 632.895 (5) and (9) to (13) (14), 632.896 and 632.897 (10) and chs. 609, 630, 635, 645 and 646, but the sponsoring association shall:
115,9 Section 9. 609.88 of the statutes is created to read:
609.88 Coverage of immunizations. Managed care plans are subject to s. 632.895 (14).
115,10 Section 10. 632.895 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
632.895 (14) Coverage of immunizations. (a) In this subsection:
1. "Appropriate and necessary immunizations" means the administration of vaccine that meets the standards approved by the U.S. public health service for such biological products against at least all of the following:
a. Diphtheria.
b. Pertussis.
c. Tetanus.
d. Polio.
e. Measles.
f. Mumps.
g. Rubella.
h. Hemophilus influenza B.
i. Hepatitis B.
j. Varicella.
2. "Dependent" means a spouse, an unmarried child under the age of 19 years, an unmarried child who is a full-time student under the age of 21 years and who is financially dependent upon the parent, or an unmarried child of any age who is medically certified as disabled and who is dependent upon the parent.
(b) Except as provided in par. (d), every disability insurance policy, and every self-insured health plan of the state or a county, city, town, village or school district, that provides coverage for a dependent of the insured shall provide coverage of appropriate and necessary immunizations, from birth to the age of 6 years, for a dependent who is a child of the insured.
(c) The coverage required under par. (b) may not be subject to any deductibles, copayments or coinsurance under the policy or plan. This paragraph applies to a managed care plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (3c), only with respect to appropriate and necessary immunizations provided by providers participating, as defined in s. 609.01 (3m), in the plan.
(d) This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
1. A disability insurance policy that covers only certain specified diseases.
2. A disability insurance policy that covers only hospital and surgical charges.
3. A health care plan offered by a limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), or by a preferred provider plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (4), that is not a managed care plan, as defined in s. 609.01 (3c).
4. A long-term care insurance policy, as defined in s. 600.03 (28g).
5. A medicare replacement policy, as defined in s. 600.03 (28p).
6. A medicare supplement policy, as defined in s. 600.03 (28r).
115,11 Section 11 . Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to all of the following:
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c), disability insurance policies that are issued or renewed, and self-insured health plans that are established, extended, modified or renewed, on the effective date of this paragraph.
(b) Disability insurance policies covering employes who are affected by a collective bargaining agreement containing provisions inconsistent with this act that are issued or renewed on the earlier of the following:
1. The day on which the collective bargaining agreement expires.
2. The day on which the collective bargaining agreement is extended, modified or renewed.
(c) Self-insured health plans covering employes who are affected by a collective bargaining agreement containing provisions inconsistent with this act that are established, extended, modified or renewed on the earlier of the following:
1. The day on which the collective bargaining agreement expires.
2. The day on which the collective bargaining agreement is extended, modified or renewed.
115,12 Section 12. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 6th month beginning after publication.
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