HB17-1186 - Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning a requirement that health benefit plans required to cover contraception reimburse dispensers for dispensing a multiple-months' supply of prescription contraceptives.

The bill requires health insurers that issue individual and group sickness and accident policies, contracts, or plans that are required under current law to provide contraception coverage to reimburse participating providers or in-network dispensing entities for:


  • Dispensing prescription contraceptives in a 3-month supply for the first dispensing to the insured person and for a 12-month supply for subsequent dispensings of the same prescription contraceptive to the insured person; or
  • Dispensing to the insured person a prescribed vaginal contraceptive ring intended to last for 3 months.

'Prescription contraceptive' is defined as a medically acceptable oral drug or contraceptive patch that is used to prevent pregnancy, that requires a prescription, and that is covered under the terms of the policy, contract, or plan issued by a health insurer subject to regulation by the state.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/02/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/01/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/01/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/17/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/12/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/17/2017 - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/10/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/05/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/23/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/21/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2017 - No Amendments
03/16/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/09/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/14/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment