Require Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana

Last updated: Feb 22, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Benjamin Collings, House 42
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 942

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

Part A of this bill requires a health insurance carrier to provide coverage for marijuana for medical use for a health plan enrollee who has received certification for the medical use of marijuana from an authorized medical provider. Carriers are required to directly reimburse a health plan enrollee for the costs of obtaining a medical marijuana certificate and the costs of medical marijuana. The requirements apply to all individual and group policies and contracts issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2020.

Part A also applies the same requirements to individual and group accidental injury and disability insurance.

Part B of the bill requires an employer to reimburse an employee eligible for workers' compensation benefits for the costs of obtaining a medical marijuana certificate and the costs of medical marijuana.