Senate Bill 293

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Last Action 03/03/22: to Health & Welfare (S)
Title AN ACT relating to coverage for hearing aids and related services.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Health Mandate
Bill Request Number 77
Sponsor K. Berg
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 304.17A-132 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for hearing aids and related services in accordance with the provisions of the statute and administrative regulations; require the commissioner of insurance to promulgate administrative regulations to set minimum coverage requirements and limits for hearing aids and establish a list of audiologists and specialists in hearing instruments for which health benefit plans shall provide coverage; provide exception for Health Savings Account-qualified High Deductible Health Plans; amend KRS 205.522, 205.6485, 164.2871, and 18A.225 to require Medicaid, KCHIP, self-insured employer group plans provided by the governing board of a state postsecondary education institution, and the state employee health plan to comply with the coverage requirements for hearing aids and related services; apply to health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after the effective date of the Act; EFFECTIVE, January 1, 2023.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Higher - Self-insured group health plan, hearing aids and related services, coverage
Effective Dates, Delayed - Hearing aids and related services, coverage, January 1, 2023
Insurance, Health - Hearing aids and related services, coverage
State Employees - Health plan, hearing aids and related services, coverage
Medicaid - Hearing aids and related services, coverage
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Commissioner of Department of Insurance, hearing aids and related services, coverage
Children and Minors - KCHIP, hearing aids and related services, coverage
Health Benefit Mandate - KCHIP, hearing aids and related services, coverage

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03/02/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/03/22
  • to Health & Welfare (S)


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