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.


Federal Laws Pertaining to Persons with Diabetes

Diabetes Assistance Programs

Diabetes Laws

Vermont - State Diabetes Insurance Coverage Laws


Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

Vermont has mandated coverage for diabetes care.

Tit. 8 § 4089c - 1997 law.

Summary of Provisions

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

8 V.S.A. § 4089c - Diabetes Education Coverage

This Vermont statute requires coverage for diabetes treatment and applies to any health insurance company, nonprofit hospital and medical service corporation, and health maintenance organization. Among other requirements, this law requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for outpatient diabetes self-management training and education, including medical nutrition therapy, for the treatment of insulin dependent diabetes, insulin using diabetes, gestational diabetes and noninsulin using diabetes. The diabetes self-management training and education required by law to be covered must be provided by a certified, registered or licensed health care professional with specialized training in the education and management of diabetes.  

The statutes covers health insurance coverage for equipment, supplies, outpatient education and self-management training.

Act 14 An Act Relating to Health Insurance and Coverage of Diabetes (1996-1997): This act mandates coverage of equipment, supplies and outpatient self-management training and education, including medical nutrition therapy, for the treatment of insulin dependent diabetes, insulin using diabetes, gestational diabetes and noninsulin using diabetes if prescribed by a health care professional legally authorized to prescribe such items under law. The insurer may require that both the prescribing professional and the care giver be under contract with the insurer. Benefits may be provided under a rider or a drug card, but are subject to the same dollar limits, deductibles, and coinsurance factors as the underlying policy. This act requires insurers to pay for insulin.

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