Dear Friends and Neighbors,
New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year. Now that 2018 has come to an end, a number of new laws took effect on January 1, 2019.
These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list. Please contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding these new laws.
AN ACT CONCERNING DUAL ARRESTS AND THE TRAINING REQUIRED OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WITH RESPECT TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
PA 18-5 reduces the number of dual arrests that occur in domestic violence cases and enhance domestic violence training offered to state and local law enforcement agencies. For a summary, click here.
AN ACT CONCERNING MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS
PA 18-159 redefines mammogram, and eliminates co-payments and deductibles for certain breast ultrasounds. For a summary, click here.
AN ACT AUTHORIZING PREGNANCY AS A QUALIFYING EVENT FOR SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIODS FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS
PA 18-43 permits certain pregnant individuals to enroll in a health insurance policy or plan not later than thirty days after the individual’s pregnancy has been certified by a licensed health care provider. For a full summary, click here.
AN ACT MANDATING INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS AND EXPANDING MANDATED HEALTH BENEFITS FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
PA 18-10 requires certain health insurance plans to cover ten essential health benefits including maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs, hospitalization, emergency, laboratory and ambulatory services, rehabilitation, mental health services, pediatrics, and much more. For a full summary, click here.
Please pass this information along to those who may benefit from knowing what to expect in the New Year in the State of Connecticut.
As always, please contact me directly with questions at (800) 842-1423 or Livvy.Floren@housegop.ct.gov.