SB 407 – California

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2019

Existing law authorizes a health plan or health insurer with the prior approval of the department or commissioner, respectively, to offer a Medicare supplement contract or policy with new or innovative benefits, in addition to the standardized benefits provided in a contract or policy that otherwise complies with the applicable standards. Existing law imposes an annual open enrollment period of a minimum of 30 days to purchase a Medicare supplement contract or policy, and requires a health plan or health insurer to notify an enrollee or policyholder of specified rights prior to the open enrollment period. This bill would exclude outpatient prescription drug benefits as a new or innovative benefit. The bill, commencing July 1, 2020, would require the portion of the premium attributed to the new or innovative benefits to be identified as a separate line item on the payment invoice or bill.

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