ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE
415:6-a1 Coverage for Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy for Tick-Borne Illness.
Each insurer that issues or renews any individual policy of accident or health insurance providing benefits for medical or hospital expenses, shall provide to certificate holders of such insurance, who are residents of this state, coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for tick-borne illness when determined to be medically necessary and ordered by a licensed infectious disease physician after making a thorough evaluation of the patient's symptoms, diagnostic test results or response to treatment. Benefits provided under this section shall not be subject to any greater co-payment, deductible, or coinsurance than any other similar benefits provided by the insurer. In this section, "long-term antibiotic therapy" means the administration of oral, intramuscular, or intravenous antibiotics singly or in combination, for periods of time in excess of 4 weeks.
Source. 2020, 39:20, eff. June 30, 2021.