LOU LEG Cancer Treatment Coverage


On Jun. 3, LOU LEG bill on cancer treatment insurance coverage.


  • LOU LEG passed bill HB 508 relating to medical and surgical treatments of cancer.
  • The bill enacts LOU INS 22:1077.3 on patient's choice of coverage following treatment.
  • Bill Provisions
  • Decisions re treatment procedures to be performed following a diagnosis of cancer shall be made solely by the patient in consultation with attending physicians.
  • And, to clarify that all levels of medical and surgical treatment as provided for in this Section are medically necessary and shall not be excluded from coverage.
  • Health insurance issuer providing medical and surgical benefits for cancer shall provide coverage for treatment corresponding to urinary and sexual dysfunction resulting.
  • Chosen by patient diagnosed with cancer in consultation with the attending physician.
  • May not deny coverage for those procedures correcting urinary and sexual dysfunction resulting from treatments, including penile injections, external pumps, surgical implant
  • Legislative History
  • On Mar. 1, 2024, bill introduced in House; on Apr. 16, 2024, bill passed in House.
  • On Apr. 16, 2024, bill introduced in Senate; on May 20, 2024, bill passed in Senate.
  • On May 22, 2024, House received amended bill; on May 29, 2024, House concurred.
  • On May 30, 2024, bill was enrolled; on Jun. 3, 2024, bill sent to governor for review.
  • Effectiveness
  • Applies to new policy, contract, program, or health plan issued on/after Jan. 1, 2025.
  • Any policy, contract, or health coverage plan in effect prior to Jan. 1, 2025, will convert to conform to this Act on or before the renewal date, but not later than Jan. 1, 2026.
  • Jun. 11, 2024 LOU LEG Governor Approval
  • On Jun. 11, 2024, LOU LEG governor approved bill, Act 621 effective on Aug. 1, 2024.
  • Document dated Jun. 11, 2024, received from LOU LEG Jun. 14, summarized Jun. 19.

Regulators LOU LEG
Entity Types Ins
Reference Act 621, 6/11/2024; Bill, HB 508, 6/03/2024; Citation: LOU INS 22;
Functions Claims/Accelerated Benefits; Compliance; Financial; Legal
Countries United States of America
Category
State
Products Insurance; Insurance-Health
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 6/3/2024
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 214257
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 6/11/2024
Report Section US Insurance

Last substantive update on 06/19/2024