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HB 908 - Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Fertility Treatments for Cancer Patients - Maryland Key Vote

Robbyn Lewis voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Fertility Treatments for Cancer Patients

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (46-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Fertility Treatments for Cancer Patients

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires insurance companies to cover fertility treatments for cancer patients.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires insurance companies to cover certain fertility preservation procedures when a policyholder needs medical treatment that has a likely side effect of infertility (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the required coverage includes lab tests, medications and other treatments associated with sperm and oocyte cryopreservation (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill does not require insurance companies to cover the storage of sperm or oocyte (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that insurance companies are not required to provide fertility treatment coverage to a religious organization that requests and receives an exclusion from in vitro fertilization coverage (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that these requirements apply to all policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued or renewed in Maryland on or after January 1, 2019 (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (133-2) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Fertility Treatments for Cancer Patients

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires insurance companies to cover fertility treatments for cancer patients.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires insurance companies to cover certain fertility preservation procedures when a policyholder needs medical treatment that has a likely side effect of infertility (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the required coverage includes lab tests, medications and other treatments associated with sperm and oocyte cryopreservation (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill does not require insurance companies to cover the storage of sperm or oocyte (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that insurance companies are not required to provide fertility treatment coverage to a religious organization that requests and receives an exclusion from in vitro fertilization coverage (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that these requirements apply to all policies, contracts, and health benefit plans issued or renewed in Maryland on or after January 1, 2019 (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Fertility Treatments for Cancer Patients

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