Section 415:18-i

    415:18-i Coverage for Prescription Contraceptive Drugs and Prescription Contraceptive Devices and for Contraceptive Services. – Each insurer that issues or renews any group policy of accident or health insurance providing benefits for medical or hospital expenses, which provides coverage for outpatient services shall provide to each group, or to the portion of each group comprised of certificate holders of such insurance who are residents of this state, coverage for outpatient contraceptive services under the same terms and conditions as for other outpatient services. "Outpatient contraceptive services" means consultations, examinations, and medical services, provided on an outpatient basis, including the initial screening provided through a pharmacy pursuant to RSA 318:47-l at a rate established by contract between the pharmacy and the insurer or its pharmacy benefits manager, and related to the use of contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancy which have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Each insurer that issues or renews any policy of group accident or health insurance providing benefits for medical or hospital expenses shall cover all prescription contraceptive drugs and prescription contraceptive devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Coverage shall include contraceptives dispensed in a quantity intended to last for a 12-month period, if prescribed in that quantity. An insurer shall not impose utilization review requirements or other limitations to control the prescribing or dispensing of contraceptives to an amount that is less than a 12-month supply, if that quantity is prescribed. An insurer shall not be required to cover more than one 12-month contraceptive prescription in a single dispensing per plan year. A deductible, copayment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirement shall not be imposed on the coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs and contraceptive devices approved by the FDA under this section. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if there is a therapeutic equivalent of a drug or device for an FDA-approved contraceptive method, an insurer may impose cost-sharing requirements as long as at least one drug or device for that method is available without cost-sharing; provided that if an individual's provider recommends a particular FDA-approved contraceptive drug or device based on a medical determination, the insurer shall provide coverage for the prescribed contraceptive drug or device without cost-sharing. Nothing in this section shall be construed as altering the terms and conditions of a contract relating to prescription drugs and outpatient services. Notwithstanding any provision of law or rule to the contrary, the coverage under this section shall apply to the medical assistance program, pursuant to RSA 161 and RSA 167.

Source. 1999, 252:1. 2010, 188:13, eff. Aug. 20, 2010. 2018, 205:4, eff. Jan. 1, 2019; 361:9, eff. Jan. 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m.