Florida Senate - 2013 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 422 Barcode 364504 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD . 03/27/2013 12:41 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Benacquisto moved the following: 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (353984) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete everything after the enacting clause 5 and insert: 6 Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Cancer Treatment 7 Fairness Act.” 8 Section 2. Section 627.42391, Florida Statutes, is created 9 to read: 10 627.42391 Cancer treatment parity; orally administered 11 cancer treatment medications.— 12 (1) As used in this section, the term: 13 (a) “Cancer treatment medication” means medication 14 prescribed by a treating physician who determines that the 15 medication is medically necessary to kill or slow the growth of 16 cancerous cells in a manner consistent with nationally accepted 17 standards of practice. 18 (b) “Cost sharing” includes copayments, coinsurance, dollar 19 limits, and deductibles imposed on the covered person. 20 (2) Beginning January 2, 2014, an individual or group 21 insurance policy, including a policy issued to a small employer 22 as defined in s. 627.6699, delivered, issued for delivery, 23 renewed, amended, or continued in this state which provides 24 medical, major medical, or similar comprehensive coverage and 25 includes coverage for cancer treatment medications, must also 26 cover prescribed, orally administered cancer treatment 27 medications and may not apply cost-sharing requirements for 28 prescribed, orally administered cancer treatment medications 29 which are less favorable to the covered person than cost-sharing 30 requirements for intravenous or injected cancer treatment 31 medications covered under the policy. 32 (3) An insurer that provides a policy described in 33 subsection (2), and any participating entity through which the 34 insurer offers health services, may not: 35 (a) Vary the terms of a policy in effect on July 1, 2013, 36 in order to avoid compliance with this section. 37 (b) Provide any incentive, including, but not limited to, a 38 monetary incentive, or impose treatment limitations to encourage 39 a covered person to accept less than the minimum protections 40 available under this section. 41 (c) Penalize a health care practitioner or reduce or limit 42 the compensation of a health care practitioner for recommending 43 or providing services or care to a covered person as required 44 under this section. 45 (d) Provide any incentive, including, but not limited to, a 46 monetary incentive, to induce a health care practitioner to 47 provide care or services that do not comply with this section. 48 (e) Change the classification of any intravenous or 49 injected cancer treatment medication or increase the amount of 50 cost sharing applicable to any intravenous or injected cancer 51 treatment medication in effect on July 1, 2013, in order to 52 comply with this section. 53 Section 3. Section 641.313, Florida Statutes, is created to 54 read: 55 641.313 Cancer treatment parity; orally administered cancer 56 treatment medications.— 57 (1) As used in this section, the term: 58 (a) “Cancer treatment medication” means medication 59 prescribed by a treating physician who determines that the 60 medication is medically necessary to kill or slow the growth of 61 cancerous cells in a manner consistent with nationally accepted 62 standards of practice. 63 (b) “Cost sharing” includes copayments, coinsurance, dollar 64 limits, and deductibles imposed on the covered person. 65 (2) Beginning January 2, 2014, a health maintenance 66 contract, including a contract issued to a small employer as 67 defined in s. 627.6699, delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, 68 amended, or continued in this state which provides medical, 69 major medical, or similar comprehensive coverage and includes 70 coverage for cancer treatment medications, must also cover 71 prescribed, orally administered cancer treatment medications and 72 may not apply cost-sharing requirements for prescribed, orally 73 administered cancer treatment medications which are less 74 favorable to the covered person than cost-sharing requirements 75 for intravenous or injected cancer treatment medications covered 76 under the contract. 77 (3) A health maintenance organization that provides a 78 contract described in subsection (2), and any participating 79 entity through which the health maintenance organization offers 80 health services, may not: 81 (a) Vary the terms of a contract in effect on July 1, 2013, 82 in order to avoid compliance with this section. 83 (b) Provide any incentive, including, but not limited to, a 84 monetary incentive, or impose treatment limitations to encourage 85 a covered person to accept less than the minimum protections 86 available under this section. 87 (c) Penalize a health care practitioner or reduce or limit 88 the compensation of a health care practitioner for recommending 89 or providing services or care to a covered person as required 90 under this section. 91 (d) Provide any incentive, including, but not limited to, a 92 monetary incentive, to induce a health care practitioner to 93 provide care or services that do not comply with this section. 94 (e) Change the classification of any intravenous or 95 injected cancer treatment medication or increase the amount of 96 cost sharing applicable to any intravenous or injected cancer 97 treatment medication in effect on July 1, 2013, in order to 98 comply with this section. 99 Section 4. Subsection (2) of section 627.6515, Florida 100 Statutes, is amended to read: 101 627.6515 Out-of-state groups.— 102 (2) Except as otherwise provided in this part, this part 103 does not apply to a group health insurance policy issued or 104 delivered outside this state under which a resident of this 105 state is provided coverage if: 106 (a) The policy is issued to an employee group the 107 composition of which is substantially as described in s. 108 627.653; a labor union group or association group the 109 composition of which is substantially as described in s. 110 627.654; an additional group the composition of which is 111 substantially as described in s. 627.656; a group insured under 112 a blanket health policy when the composition of the group is 113 substantially in compliance with s. 627.659; a group insured 114 under a franchise health policy when the composition of the 115 group is substantially in compliance with s. 627.663; an 116 association group to cover persons associated in any other 117 common group, which common group is formed primarily for 118 purposes other than providing insurance; a group that is 119 established primarily for the purpose of providing group 120 insurance, provided the benefits are reasonable in relation to 121 the premiums charged thereunder and the issuance of the group 122 policy has resulted, or will result, in economies of 123 administration; or a group of insurance agents of an insurer, 124 which insurer is the policyholder; 125 (b) Certificates evidencing coverage under the policy are 126 issued to residents of this state and contain in contrasting 127 color and not less than 10-point type the following statement: 128 “The benefits of the policy providing your coverage are governed 129 primarily by the law of a state other than Florida”; and 130 (c) The policy provides the benefits specified in ss. 131 627.419, 627.42391, 627.6574, 627.6575, 627.6579, 627.6612, 132 627.66121, 627.66122, 627.6613, 627.667, 627.6675, 627.6691, and 133 627.66911, and complies with the requirements of s. 627.66996. 134 (d) Applications for certificates of coverage offered to 135 residents of this state must contain, in contrasting color and 136 not less than 12-point type, the following statement on the same 137 page as the applicant’s signature: 138 139 “This policy is primarily governed by the laws of 140 ...insert state where the master policy if filed.... 141 As a result, all of the rating laws applicable to 142 policies filed in this state do not apply to this 143 coverage, which may result in increases in your 144 premium at renewal that would not be permissible under 145 a Florida-approved policy. Any purchase of individual 146 health insurance should be considered carefully, as 147 future medical conditions may make it impossible to 148 qualify for another individual health policy. For 149 information concerning individual health coverage 150 under a Florida-approved policy, consult your agent or 151 the Florida Department of Financial Services.” 152 153 This paragraph applies only to group certificates providing 154 health insurance coverage which require individualized 155 underwriting to determine coverage eligibility for an individual 156 or premium rates to be charged to an individual except for the 157 following: 158 1. Policies issued to provide coverage to groups of persons 159 all of whom are in the same or functionally related licensed 160 professions, and providing coverage only to such licensed 161 professionals, their employees, or their dependents; 162 2. Policies providing coverage to small employers as 163 defined by s. 627.6699. Such policies shall be subject to, and 164 governed by, the provisions of s. 627.6699; 165 3. Policies issued to a bona fide association, as defined 166 by s. 627.6571(5), provided that there is a person or board 167 acting as a fiduciary for the benefit of the members, and such 168 association is not owned, controlled by, or otherwise associated 169 with the insurance company; or 170 4. Any accidental death, accidental death and 171 dismemberment, accident-only, vision-only, dental-only, hospital 172 indemnity-only, hospital accident-only, cancer, specified 173 disease, Medicare supplement, products that supplement Medicare, 174 long-term care, or disability income insurance, or similar 175 supplemental plans provided under a separate policy, 176 certificate, or contract of insurance, which cannot duplicate 177 coverage under an underlying health plan, coinsurance, or 178 deductibles or coverage issued as a supplement to workers’ 179 compensation or similar insurance, or automobile medical-payment 180 insurance. 181 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013, and 182 applies to policies and contracts issued or renewed on or after 183 that date. 184 185 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 186 And the title is amended as follows: 187 Delete everything before the enacting clause 188 and insert: 189 A bill to be entitled 190 An act relating to cancer treatment; providing a short 191 title; creating ss. 627.42391 and 641.313, F.S.; 192 providing definitions; requiring that an individual or 193 group insurance policy or a health maintenance 194 contract that provides coverage for cancer treatment 195 medications provide coverage for orally administered 196 cancer treatment medications on a basis no less 197 favorable than that required by the policy or contract 198 for intravenously administered or injected cancer 199 treatment medications; prohibiting insurers, health 200 maintenance organizations, and certain other entities 201 from engaging in specified actions to avoid compliance 202 with this act; amending s. 627.6515, F.S.; adding a 203 cross-reference to conform to changes made by the act; 204 providing an effective date.