LOU LEG Pregnant Nutrition Coverage


On May 31, LOU LEG delivered bill on pregnancy insurance coverage.


  • LOU LEG passed bill SB 300 on health insurance coverage of pregnancy services.
  • The bill amends LOU INS 22:1059 to create new sections 22:1059.4 and 22:1059.5.
  • Bill Provisions
  • Any health coverage plan that provides benefits for maternity services must include coverage for pregnancy-related nutrition counseling services when recommended.
  • Does not require diagnosis of gestational diabetes or other chronic health condition.
  • Coverage provided may be subject to annual deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments consistent with those established under the health coverage plan.
  • Legislative History
  • On Mar. 11, 2024, bill introduced in Senate; on May 1, 2024, bill passed in Senate.
  • On May 6, 2024, bill introduced in House; on May 22, 2024, bill passed in House.
  • On May 28, 2024, Senate concurred with amendments; passed in both chambers.
  • On May 29, 2024, the bill was enrolled; on May 31, 2024, bill sent to Governor.
  • Effectiveness
  • Upon becoming law, bill is effective Aug. 1, 2024 and applies to any new policy, contract, program, or health coverage plan issued on and after Jan. 1, 2026.
  • Any policy, contract, or health plan in effect prior to Jan. 1, 2026, must convert to conform to provisions on or before the renewal date, but no later than Jan. 1, 2027.
  • Jun. 19, 2024 LOU LEG Governor Approval
  • On Jun. 19, 2024, LOU LEG reported governor signed bill into law, assigned Act 762.

Regulators LOU LEG
Entity Types Ins
Reference Act 762, 6/19/2024; Bill SB300, 5/31/2024; Citation: LOU INS 22:1059;
Functions Claims/Accelerated Benefits; Compliance; Legal; Product Administration; Product Design
Countries United States of America
Category
State
Products Insurance; Insurance-Health
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 5/31/2024
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 214109
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 6/19/2024
Report Section US Insurance

Last substantive update on 06/26/2024