Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1376 By Senator Stewart 13-01068-17 20171376__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to health insurance coverage for 3 prescription eye drop refills; creating s. 627.6411, 4 F.S.; requiring a health insurance policy that 5 provides coverage for prescription eye drops to 6 provide coverage for renewal eye drops if certain 7 conditions are met; requiring such a policy to provide 8 coverage for one additional bottle of prescription eye 9 drops under certain circumstances; providing that 10 covered prescription eye drop benefits are subject to 11 the same annual deductibles, copayments, or 12 coinsurance established for all other prescription 13 drug benefits under the policy; amending s. 627.662, 14 F.S.; providing applicability of s. 627.6411, F.S., to 15 group health insurance, blanket health insurance, and 16 franchise health insurance; providing an effective 17 date. 18 19 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 20 21 Section 1. Section 627.6411, Florida Statutes, is created 22 to read: 23 627.6411 Coverage for prescription eye drop refills.— 24 (1) A health insurance policy that provides coverage for 25 prescription eye drops must provide coverage for a renewal of 26 prescription eye drops if all of the following conditions are 27 met: 28 (a) The renewal is requested by the insured: 29 1. For a 30-day supply of eye drops, at least 21 days after 30 the date the original prescription was distributed to the 31 insured or the date the last prescription renewal was 32 distributed to the insured, whichever is later. 33 2. For a 60-day supply of eye drops, at least 42 days after 34 the date the original prescription was distributed to the 35 insured or the date the last prescription renewal was 36 distributed to the insured, whichever is later. 37 3. For a 90-day supply of eye drops, at least 63 days after 38 the date the original prescription was distributed to the 39 insured or the date the last prescription renewal was 40 distributed to the insured, whichever is later. 41 (b) The original prescription states that additional 42 quantities are needed, and the renewal requested by the insured 43 does not exceed such quantities. 44 (2) A health insurance policy that provides coverage for 45 prescription eye drops must provide coverage for one additional 46 bottle of prescription eye drops, limited to every 3 months, if: 47 (a) One additional bottle is requested by the insured or 48 the health care provider at the time the original prescription 49 is filled; and 50 (b) The original prescription states that one additional 51 bottle is needed by the insured for use in a day care center or 52 a school. 53 (3) The prescription eye drop benefits covered under this 54 section are subject to the same annual deductibles, copayments, 55 or coinsurance established for all other prescription drug 56 benefits under the health insurance policy. 57 Section 2. Subsection (16) is added to section 627.662, 58 Florida Statutes, to read: 59 627.662 Other provisions applicable.—The following 60 provisions apply to group health insurance, blanket health 61 insurance, and franchise health insurance: 62 (16) Section 627.6411, relating to coverage for 63 prescription eye drop refills. 64 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.