Islets of Hope state diabetes insurance coverage laws
Information for this article was compiled and edited by Lahle A. Wolfe, Islets of Hope.
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) report number GAO-05-210 entitled "Managing Diabetes: Health Plan Coverage of Services and Supplies;" released on March 28, 2005.
Pennsylvania - State Diabetes Insurance Coverage Laws
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Pennsylvania has mandated coverage for diabetes care.
HB 656 - 1998 law. (Pa. Laws, Act 98)
Effective February 13, 1999, Act 98 of 1998 required all private and group health insurance plans in Pennsylvania to provide coverage for diabetic supplies like blood glucose monitors, test strips, syringes, insulin, etc., and to provide education to help diabetics manage their disease.
Summary of Provisions
Pennsylvania law gives the courts the authority to order parents to provide health care coverage for their children if it is available at no cost or at a reasonable cost. Health care coverage includes medical, surgical, dental, orthodontic and optical services. Other services that may be included by court order are psychological, psychiatric or other health care services for a child. When an employed parent is ordered to provide health care coverage, the employer and the health care plan administrator must comply with federal and state laws.
Child Support Helpline - Phone: 1-800-932-0211
To learn about the health care coverage programs available in Pennsylvania, which includes Medicaid and CHIP, visit the Web site www.helpinpa.state.pa.us or contact: Medicaid Information Helpline at 1-800-842-2020
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - Phone: 1-800-986-KIDS (5437). Click CHIP for general information about the program.
You can also visit Islet's of Hope's Pennsylvania - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes page.
Page Updated 10/01/2007