SB 82: "An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives and related health care services be included in health insurance coverage."
00SENATE BILL NO. 82 01 "An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives and related health care services 02 be included in health insurance coverage." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be known as the Contraceptive Coverage Act 05 of 1999. 06 * Sec. 2. AS 21.42 is amended by adding a new section to read: 07 Sec. 21.42.390. Coverage for contraceptives. (a) Except for a policy issued 08 to an individual or a qualified church-controlled organization with a religious-based 09 objection, a health care insurer that offers, issues for delivery, delivers, or renews in 10 this state a health care insurance plan shall provide coverage for contraceptives and 11 related health care services. The coverage required under this section is subject to 12 standard policy provisions applicable to other benefits, including deductible or 13 copayment provisions. 14 (b) In this section,
01 (1) "contraceptives" includes an appliance, a drug, or a medicinal 02 preparation intended for the prevention of conception; 03 (2) "health care services" includes consultations, examinations, 04 procedures, and services medically necessary to prescribe or administer contraceptives; 05 (3) "qualified church-controlled organization" has the meaning given 06 in 26 U.S.C. 3121(w)(3).