2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:26-2.1z - Individual health insurance policies to provide benefits for orthotic and prosthetic appliances.
17B:26-2.1z Individual health insurance policies to provide benefits for orthotic and prosthetic appliances.
4. a. Every individual health insurance policy that provides hospital or medical expense benefits and is delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State pursuant to N.J.S.17B:26-1 et seq., 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 to any person covered thereunder for expenses incurred in obtaining an orthotic or prosthetic appliance from any licensed orthotist or prosthetist, or any certified pedorthist, as determined medically necessary by the covered person's physician.
As used in this section, "orthotic appliance," "prosthetic appliance," "licensed orthotist" and "licensed prosthetist" have the meaning assigned to them in section 3 of P.L.1991, c.512 (C.45:12B-3) and "certified pedorthist" has the meaning assigned to it in subsection j. of section 18 of P.L.1991, c.512 (C.45:12B-18).
b. On and after the effective date of this act, an individual health insurance policy shall reimburse for orthotic and prosthetic appliances at the same rate as reimbursement for such appliances under the federal Medicare reimbursement schedule.
c. The benefits shall be provided to the same extent as for any other medical condition under the policy.
d. The provisions of this section shall apply to all individual health insurance policies in which the insurer has reserved the right to change the premium.
L.2007, c.345, s.4.