2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:27-46.1n - Group health insurance policy, Pap smear benefits
17B:27-46.1n. Group health insurance policy, Pap smear benefits
4. No group health insurance policy providing hospital or medical expense benefits for groups with greater than 50 persons shall be 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, unless the policy provides benefits to any named insured or other person covered thereunder for expenses incurred in conducting a Pap smear. The benefits shall be provided to the same extent as for any other medical condition under the policy.
As used in this section, and notwithstanding the provisions of this section to the contrary, "Pap smear" means an initial Pap smear and any confirmatory test when medically necessary and as ordered by the covered person's physician and includes all laboratory costs associated with the initial Pap smear and any such confirmatory test.
This section shall apply to all group health insurance policies in which the health insurer has reserved the right to change the premium.
L.1995, c.415, s.4; amended 2001, c.227, s.4.