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Below is the relevant legislation related to parity that has been introduced during the current or recently adjourned legislative session. State parity legislation passed in any state since 2008 is usually designed to increase compliance with the federal law and to strengthen state laws.

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Introduced Legislation

Regular Session: Convened 1/8/2019
Will Adjourn: 1/14/2020
Governors’ Deadline: 1/25/2020


Primary Focus: Medical Management limitation
Title/Description: An Act Regarding the Process for Obtaining Prior Authorization for Health Insurance Purposes
CitationHB 220
Introduced: 6/13/2019
Sponsor: Rep. Bent(D) and Sen. Towsend (D)
Status: Signed into law
Summary: HB 220 amends section 3343, Title 18 and section 3571V, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by requiring health benefit plans that cover prescription drugs to place at least one formulation of each of the FDA-approved MAT drugs on the lowest tier of the carrier’s prescription drug formulary. Such drugs must be covered without prior authorization. Additionally, the bill requires that at least one formulary of each medication within each tier be available without  step-therapy requirements.  Finally, plans must provide coverage for fees associated with the dispensing and administration of methadone at opioid treatment programs
Notes: N/A


HB 164
Introduced: 5/2013
Sponsor: Rep. Short
Status: Dead 5/2014
Summary: This bill tried to change parity sections of the state insurance law in two ways:


SB 204
Introduced: 3/2010
Sponsor: Sen. Sorenson
Status: Dead 4/2010
Summary: This bill tried to change the state insurance law by adding sections about autism coverage (sections were eventually added and are summarized at the bottom of this page under “Delaware Parity Law,” “Autism Coverage”). Here is how this bill is different than what is currently in the law:


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