2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:27A-7.17 - Individual health benefits plan to provide coverage for oral anticancer medication.

17B:27A-7.17 Individual health benefits plan to provide coverage for oral anticancer medication.

6. a. An individual health benefits plan that is delivered, issued, executed, or renewed in this State pursuant to P.L.1992, c.161 (C.17B:27A-2 et seq.), on or after the effective date of this act, shall provide coverage for expenses for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells on a basis no less favorable than the plan provides for intravenously administered or injected anticancer medications.

b. Pursuant to subsection a. of this section, coverage for expenses for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells shall not be subject to any prior authorization, dollar limit, copayment, deductible or coinsurance provision that does not apply to intravenously administered or injected anticancer medications.

c. An individual health benefits plan shall not achieve compliance with the provisions of this section by imposing an increase in patient cost sharing, including any copayment, deductible or coinsurance, for anticancer medications, whether intravenously administered or injected or orally administered, that are covered under the plan as of the effective date of this act.

d. This section shall apply to those health benefits plans in which the carrier has reserved the right to change the premium.

L.2011, c.188, s.6.

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