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Summary: HB 3227 would add eating disorders to the list of serious mental illnesses that insurance companies must cover under certain coverage plans. This list already includes bipolar disorders, major depression and schizophrenia, among others. Not all insurance companies would have to include these mental illnesses in coverage plans as there are at least seven other types of plans that are not regulated as plans that must cover serious mental illnesses.
Analysis: HB 3227 would add to the regulations of the insurance code. This legislation would, with some exceptions, require insurance companies to provide insurance coverage for eating disorders. This adds yet another regulation to an already heavily regulated industry and further drives up costs for consumers. We oppose HB 3227.