Legislative UpdatePart D/Prescription Drugs

New Illinois law will prohibit nonmedical switching beginning January 1st.

The state of Illinois passed a law that will limit the practice of so-called nonmedical switching – in which insurance companies stop covering a medication after consumers are already enrolled in a health plan. The new law takes effect January 1, 2019, which requires the insurance companies that want to change a drug’s coverage midyear must notify the patient at least 60 days in advance and allow the patient’s doctor to certify that coverage must be continued. However, the law will not apply to self-insured plans which are types of plans offered by large employers and unions. Read article here…

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