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.

Nevada State Laws Affecting Diabetes Care in Schools

Federal Laws Pertaining to Persons with Diabetes

Diabetes Assistance Programs

Diabetes Laws

Nevada - State Diabetes Insurance Coverage Laws

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Nevada has mandated coverage for diabetes care.

§689A.0427 (individual); §689B.0357 (group); §695C.1727 (HMOs) - 1997 law.   Covers training and education for self-management, with same copayments and deductibles as other benefits.

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

Nevada Division of Insurance - (888) 872-3234 (toll-free), (775) 687-4270 (Carson City) or (702) 486-4007 (Las Vegas) .  In Nevada, state law allows health insurance companies to turn people down for individual health insurance coverage based on the status of their health. In most cases, diabetes is considered an “uninsurable” condition. Even though you can be turned down for an individual policy in Nevada, you can never be turned down for health insurance that is offered through an employer.

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