2018 Legislation and Regulation

Workers’ Comp Bills

HB 1 – Workers’ Compensation Law; revise various provisions regarding.

HB 77 – Workers’ Compensation Law; increase maximum total recovery under to 520 weeks.

HB 78 – Workers’ Compensation; increase maximum total recovery and remove cap on permanent total disability compensation.

HB 403 – Workers’ compensation; require emergency hearing upon request of either party.

HB 437 – Workers’ Compensation; require death benefits payments to next-of-kin if no dependents exist.

HB 856 – Workers’ Compensation Law; reduce certain repayment to employer after third party lawsuit due to attributable fault.

HB1080 – “The Mississippi Urine Trouble Act”; create to provide for the crime of selling urine.

HB1046 – Workers’ Compensation Law; bring forward section regarding estoppel to deny insurance claims.

SB2179 – Workers’ compensation; increase maximum total recovery and remove cap on permanent total disability compensation.

HB1137 – Insurance companies; revise notice requirements when transferring policies to an affiliated insurer.

Health Insurance/ Health Related Bills

HB 3 – Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21.

HB 329 – Prescription drugs; health insurance policies must allow for partial refills for purposes of medication synchronization.

HB 433 – Health insurance policies; require coverage certain examinations primarily related to women’s health.

HB 522 – Small business health insurance pool; create.

HB 769 – Health insurance policies; delete age limitation on requirement to provide autism-related coverage.

HB 844 – Insurance; prohibit delaying medical bill payment of insured for purpose of establishing subrogation rights.

HB 873 – Commissioner of Insurance; may adopt rules and regulations that pertain to drug formularies.

HB 874 – Contraceptives; require insurers, Medicaid and the State Health Plan to cover without cost sharing.

SB2088 – State Employees Health Insurance Plan; allow local school board members to purchase coverage.

SB2094 – Health insurance coverage for mental illness; add coverage parity reporting requirements.

SB2095 – Health insurance coverage for autism therapy services; remove age limitation.

SB2150 – Health care insurance; no person, employer or health care provider shall be required to participate in any health care plan.

SB2195 – Health insurance; require coverage for hearing aids and services for hearing impaired children.

SB2276 – Health insurers; require to release certain claims data upon request of group policyholder.

SB2296 – Group health insurance plan coverage for prescription drugs; authorize medication synchronization for beneficiaries.

SB2406 – Health insurance policies; require to offer coverage for breast ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.

SB2425 – Qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements; authorize for reimbursing medical expenses of employees.

HB1469 – Health insurance coverage for autism therapy services; remove age limitation.

HB1513 – Patient Choice Act of 2018; create.

HB1514 – The Patient Choice Act of 2018; enact.

SB2454 – Health insurance; require coverage for supplies used after surgery to remove bladder or colon.

SB2550 – Health insurance; Commissioner of Insurance must approve rate filings containing an increase in premiums.

SB2915 – Comprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool; require approval before expending remaining monies after cessation.

SB2916 – Commissioner of Insurance; may adopt regulations for coverage of prescription drugs through a drug formulary.

General Insurance Bills

HB 76 – Insurance; require certain consumer information and notice and availability of mediation regarding balance billing.

SB2010 – Government self-insurance programs; authorize Commissioner of Insurance to conduct examinations of.

SB2311 – Insurance companies; revise notice requirements when transferring policies to an affiliated insurer. SB2020 – Insurance agents; exempt age 75 or older from continuing education requirements.