H.R.6411 - Emergency Advance Refill Notification Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] (Introduced 03/27/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/27/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6411 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/27/2020)
Emergency Advance Refill Notification Act of 2020
This bill requires private health insurance plans that cover prescription drugs to notify plan holders about the plan's policy concerning advance drug refills in response to a national or public health emergency. Specifically, the plan must notify plan holders in emergency areas whether the plan is waiving time limits on authorized prescription refills and, if so, the process for obtaining an early refill. Plans must issue such notification within five days of an emergency being declared.
Concerning the public health emergency declared in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), a plan must provide initial notification of its waiver policy not later than five days after this bill is enacted.