Proposed H.B. No. 5546
Session Year 2021


AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIRED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES.

To: (1) Expand (A) required health insurance coverage for telehealth services, and (B) the variety of telehealth providers and platforms that are eligible for reimbursement; (2) provide that no (A) telehealth provider who provides a covered benefit to an insured through telehealth and receives a reimbursement for such benefit shall seek any payment from the insured for such benefit except for any coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expense due and owing for such benefit under the insured's health insurance policy, and (B) health carrier shall reduce the amount of any reimbursement paid to a telehealth provider for a covered benefit solely because the telehealth provider provided such covered benefit to an insured through telehealth.


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