2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 21, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Johnson, Bewley,
Larson, Ringhand, Risser and Vinehout, cosponsored by Representatives
Shankland, Anderson, Barca, Berceau, Billings, Brostoff, Considine,
Crowley, Fields, Genrich, Hesselbein, Kolste, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent,
Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Tusler, Young, Zamarripa and
Zepnick. Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services.
1An Act to create
632.895 (17) (b) 3. of the statutes; relating to: requiring
2coverage of dispensing of an extended supply of contraceptives.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires certain disability insurance policies, also known as health
insurance policies, and self-insured governmental and school district health plans
to cover a dispensing of contraceptives that is intended to last for three months for
the first dispensing and a dispensing of contraceptives that is intended to last for 12
months for subsequent dispensings of that contraceptive. Contraceptives are drugs
or devices approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to prevent
pregnancy. Under current law, those policies and plans must cover the cost of
contraceptives prescribed by a health care provider and of services that are necessary
to prescribe, administer, maintain, or remove the contraceptive. The coverage
requirement under the bill does not apply to a dispensing of a contraceptive that
expires or becomes ineffective in less than 12 months.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
632.895 (17) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 3. A dispensing of contraceptives under subd. 1. that is 5
intended to last for a 3-month period for the first dispensing of the contraceptive to
an insured and a dispensing of contraceptives that is intended to last for a 12-month 2
period for subsequent dispensings of the same contraceptive to the insured, 3
regardless of whether the insured was insured under that policy or plan at the time 4
of the first dispensing. This subdivision does not apply to a dispensing of a 5
contraceptive that expires or becomes ineffective in less than 12 months from the 6
date of dispensing.