PA 13-307—sHB 6546

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Appropriations Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYMENTS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES

SUMMARY: This act prohibits certain health insurance policies from imposing a copayment of more than $30 per visit for in-network physical therapy services performed by a state-licensed physical therapist.

The act applies to individual and group policies delivered, issued, renewed, amended, or continued in Connecticut that cover (1) basic hospital expenses; (2) basic medical-surgical expenses; (3) major medical expenses; or (4) hospital or medical services, including coverage under an HMO plan. Due to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, state insurance benefit mandates do not apply to self-insured benefit plans.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2015

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