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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This bill introduced the Transitional Health Insurance Program, which would have provided health coverage for individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid but do not make enough money to qualify for subsidies in the marketplace. The bill required that the Transitional Health Insurance Program comply with the Federal Parity Law.
|Summary||Among many other things, this bill tries to change the state public assistance law so that the plan that covers newly eligible Medicaid recipients under the Affordable Care Act must comply with the Federal Parity Law.|
This bill tried to add a section to the insurance law about autism coverage. LB 254 from the same legislative session did add a very similar section to the insurance law about autism coverage. That section of the law is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Nebraska Parity Law.” Here is how this bill is different than what is currently in the law:
|Summary||This bill tried to change the state public assistance law to create the Wellness in Nebraska plan that included a subsection requiring this plan to comply with the Federal Parity Law.|
This bill tried to add a section to the state insurance law about Autism coverage. LB 254 in the 2013-2014 legislative session eventually did add a section to the law about autism coverage. That section of the law is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Nebraska Parity Law.” Here is how this bill is different than what is currently in the section of the state insurance law about autism:
- Nebraska Insurance Division