HOUSE BILL NO. 4353

February 24, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Kahle, Brann, Whiteford, Borton, Lightner, Frederick, Bollin, Bezotte, Allor, Glenn, Farrington, Bellino, Wozniak, Yaroch, Martin, O'Malley and Calley and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled

"The insurance code of 1956,"

(MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406v.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 3406v. (1) Subject to section 4 of the health care false claims act, 1984 PA 323, MCL 752.1004, a health insurance policy delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state that provides coverage for prescription drugs must apply any amount paid by the insured or paid on behalf of the insured by another person when calculating the insured's overall contribution to any out-of-pocket maximum or any cost-sharing requirement.

(2) This section applies to a health insurance policy delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state after December 31, 2022.

(3) If any provision of this section conflicts with a federal law, the federal law prevails.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) "Cost-sharing requirement" means any copayment, coinsurance, deductible, or annual limitation on cost sharing, including, but not limited to, a limitation subject to 42 USC 18022(c) and 300gg-6(b), required by or on behalf of an insured in order to receive a specific health care service, including a prescription drug, covered by a health insurance policy.

(b) "Prescription drug" means that term as defined in section 17708 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.17708. However, prescription drug does not include a drug with an AB-rated generic equivalent unless the insured obtains access to the drug though any of the following:

(i) Prior authorization.

(ii) A step therapy protocol.

(iii) The insurer's exception process.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4350 (request no. 00168'21) of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.