HB 3227

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Garnet F. Coleman

Bill Caption

Relating to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB3227, As Introduced: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2015. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

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.