The Act sets forth legislative findings that chlamydia causes serious complications in women, that it may cause complications for their infants, and that chlamydia may go undetected but is easily curable. The Act requires insurers authorized to issue certain individual or group accident and sickness benefit plans, contracts, or policies, and nondental contracts with managed care plans to include, as part of any such plan renewed or entered into on or after July 1, 1998, coverage for one annual chlamydia screening test for covered females twenty-nine years of age or younger. The Act provides that the Commissioner of Insurance may approve exclusions, reductions, or limitations as to coverages, deductibles, or coinsurance provisions for the chlamydia screening. The provisions are subject to notice and enforcement provisions promulgated by the Commissioner of Insurance.
Forehand, Teri Ann
"HEALTH Women's Health: Require Insurers to Cover Chlamydia Screening Tests for Women Twenty-Nine Years of Age or Younger as Part of Certain Medical Insurance,"
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