House Bill 110
152nd General Assembly (Present)
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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 18, 29, AND 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY.
Section 1 amends Title 31 to require all health benefit plans delivered or issued for Medicaid to cover services related to the termination of pregnancy. Coverage provided under this section is not subject to any deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or any other cost-sharing requirement and may not impose restrictions on services inconsistent with Subchapter IX, Chapter 17, of Title 24. It also moves the definition of “carrier” out of individual provisions and into the general definition section for the chapter. Sections 2 and 3 amend Title 18 to require both individual and group health carriers to cover services related to the termination of pregnancy with identical cost-sharing prohibitions. Additionally, Sections 2 and 3 make clear that a religious employer may obtain an exclusion from the carrier if the requirements conflict with the organization’s bona fide religious beliefs and practices. Section 4 amends Title 29 to charge the State Employee Benefits Committee with the duty to ensure that state employee plans provide coverage for services related to the termination of pregnancy. Coverage shall not be subject to any deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or any other cost-sharing requirement and shall not impose restrictions on such services inconsistent with protections placed in Subchapter IX, Chapter 17, of Title 24. This Act takes effect January 1 following its enactment into law.
Takes effect upon being signed into law