2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:26-2.1v - Individual health insurer prescription drug plans to cover certain infant formulas.

17B:26-2.1v Individual health insurer prescription drug plans to cover certain infant formulas.

5. An individual health insurer which provides hospital or medical expense benefits for expenses incurred in the purchase of prescription drugs under a policy that is delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State, or approved for issuance or renewal in this State by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on or after the effective date of this act, shall provide benefits under the policy for expenses incurred in the purchase of specialized non-standard infant formulas, when the covered infant's physician has diagnosed the infant as having multiple food protein intolerance and has determined such formula to be medically necessary, and when the covered infant has not been responsive to trials of standard non-cow milk-based formulas, including soybean and goat milk. The coverage may be subject to utilization review, including periodic review, of the continued medical necessity of the specialized infant formula.

The benefits shall be provided to the same extent as for any other prescribed items under the policy.

This section shall apply to those policies in which the insurer has reserved the right to change the premium.

L.2001,c.361,s.5.

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