THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1446

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to insurance.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 431, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to article 10A, part I, to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"431:10A-    Standard fertility preservation services coverage. (a) Each individual or group accident and health or sickness insurance policy issued or renewed in this State after December 31, 2023, shall provide to the policyholder and individuals under twenty-six years of age covered under the policy coverage for standard fertility preservation services for any insured who may undergo a medically necessary treatment that may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.

(b) No policy that provides coverage for standard fertility preservation services as required by subsection (a) shall:

(1) Use any prior diagnosis or prior fertility treatment as a basis for excluding, limiting, or otherwise restricting the availability of the required coverage; or

(2) Discriminate based on the insured's expected length of life, present or predicted disability, degree of medical dependency, perceived quality of life, or other health conditions.

(c) Any limitations imposed by a policy shall be based on the covered individual's medical history and clinical guidelines adopted by the insurer. Any clinical guidelines used by the insurer shall be based on the current guidelines developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and shall not deviate from the full scope of the guidelines.

(d) As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:

"Iatrogenic infertility" means an impairment of fertility caused directly or indirectly by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other medical treatment affecting the reproductive organs or processes.

"Medically necesary treatment that may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility" means medical treatment with a likely side effect of infertility as established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

"Standard fertility preservation services" means the procedures to preserve fertility as outlined and established according to the professional guidelines published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. "Standard fertility preservation services" includes the full scope of services or treatments, without any exclusions or limitations, as defined in the most recent professional guidelines established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. "Standard fertility preservation services" does not include any experimental procedure or other procedures for which the published medical evidence is not sufficient for American Society of Clinical Oncology as established medical practice."

SECTION 2. Chapter 432, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to article I, part VI, to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"432:1-    Standard fertility preservation services coverage. (a) Each individual or group hospital or medical service plan contract issued or renewed in this State after December 31, 2023, shall provide to the member and individuals under twenty-six years of age covered under the plan contract, coverage for standard fertility preservation services for any covered person who may undergo a medically necessary treatment that may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.

(b) No plan contract that provides coverage for standard fertility preservation services as required by subsection (a) shall:

(1) Use any prior diagnosis or prior fertility treatment as a basis for excluding, limiting, or otherwise restricting the availability of the required coverage; or

(2) Discriminate based on the covered person's expected length of life, present or predicted disability, degree of medical dependency, perceived quality of life, or other health conditions.

(c) Any limitations imposed by a plan contract shall be based on the covered individual's medical history and clinical guidelines adopted by the mutual benefit society. Any clinical guidelines used by the mutual benefit society shall be based on the current guidelines developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and shall not deviate from the full scope of the guidelines.

(d) As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:

"Iatrogenic infertility" means an impairment of fertility caused directly or indirectly by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other medical treatment affecting the reproductive organs or processes.

"Medically necessary treatment that may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility" means medical treatment with a likely side effect of infertility as established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

"Standard fertility preservation services" means the procedures to preserve fertility as outlined and established according to the professional guidelines published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. "Standard fertility preservation services" includes the full scope of services or treatments, without any exclusions or limitations, as defined in the most recent professional guidelines established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. "Standard fertility preservation services" does not include any experimental procedure or other procedures for which the published medical evidence is not sufficient for American Society of Clinical Oncology as established medical practice."

SECTION 3. Section 432D-23, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"432D-23 Required provisions and benefits. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, each policy, contract, plan, or agreement issued in the State after January 1, 1995, by health maintenance organizations pursuant to this chapter, shall include benefits provided in sections 431:10-212, 431:10A-115, 431:10A-115.5, 431:10A-116, 431:10A-116.2, 431:10A-116.5, 431:10A-116.6, 431:10A-119, 431:10A-120, 431:10A-121, 431:10A-122, 431:10A-125, 431:10A-126, 431:10A-132, 431:10A-133, 431:10A-134, 431:10A-140, and [431:10A-134,] 431:10A-   , and chapter 431M."

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


 

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Insurance; Mandatory Coverage; Standard Fertility Preservation Services

 

Description:

For policies, contracts, plans, agreements, and plan contracts issued or renewed after 12/31/2023, requires insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for standard fertility preservation services.

 

 

 

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