Islets of Hope state diabetes insurance coverage laws

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Information for this article was compiled and edited by Lahle A. Wolfe, Islets of Hope.

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Article Sources

National Conference of State Legislatures

Government Accountability Office (GAO) report number GAO-05-210 entitled "Managing Diabetes: Health Plan Coverage of Services and Supplies;" released on March 28, 2005.


Hawaii - State Laws Affecting Diabetes Care in Schools

Federal Laws Pertaining to Persons with Diabetes

Diabetes Assistance Programs

Diabetes Laws             

Hawaii - State Diabetes Insurance Coverage Laws


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Hawaii has some mandated coverage for diabetes care.

Summary of Provisions

  • Requirement related to diabetes? Yes
  • Diabetes Education services covered?  Yes
  • Medical nutritional therapy covered?  No
  • Diabetes supplies covered?  Yes
  • Specified supplies covered?  No

H2392 - signed 6/19/2000. Requires all individual accident and sickness health care policies and all group health care contracts issued by HMOs and mutual benefit societies to provide coverage for outpatient diabetes self-management training, education, equipment and supplies.

HCR 132 of 2003. Requests that the auditor assess both the social and financial effects of requiring that the diabetes coverage for education be provided by a certified diabetes educator, a program recognized by the American Diabetes Association, or a health care professional who has completed an accredited comprehensive diabetes education review course. Did not pass chamber.

HB 2123 of 2004.  Creates mandated health benefit council to advise the auditor and legislature on proposed benefits. Repeals all existing mandated benefits on 6/30/2009. Limits new mandated benefits to 5 years. Requires council to advise legislature whether to allow repeal of benefit or to renew for further 5 years.  Did not pass chamber.

 

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