Legislature OKs Bill Carrying Patient Protections for Insurer Changes to Specialty Prescription Drug Prices
|HB 218 Requires 90-day Notice to Help Alaskans Plan for Changes, Alternatives|
Posted: April 16, 2012
(Juneau) - Patients requiring increasingly-expensive specialized prescription drugs won protection from quick changes to their insurance coverage thanks to a bill by Rep. Wes Keller that passed the Alaska Legislature late last night.
To force a family or individual to make quick changes or decisions during times of medical crisis is egregious.
House Bill 218 changes the notification requirement from 30 days to 90 days when a health care insurer looks to impose changes to cost-sharing, deductibles, or copayment terms.
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