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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 107 : HEALTH INSURANCE

Subchapter 013 : TOBACCO CESSATION

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4100j)
  • § 4100j. Coverage for tobacco cessation programs

    (a) A health insurance plan shall provide coverage of at least one three-month supply per year of tobacco cessation medication, including over-the-counter medication, if prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner for an individual insured under the plan. A health insurance plan may require the individual to pay the plan's applicable prescription drug co-payment for the tobacco cessation medication.

    (b) As used in this subchapter:

    (1) "Health insurance plan" means any health insurance policy or health benefit plan offered by a health insurer, as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9402, as well as Medicaid and any other public health care assistance program offered or administered by the State or by any subdivision or instrumentality of the State. The term does not include policies or plans providing coverage for specified disease or other limited benefit coverage.

    (2) "Tobacco cessation medication" means all therapies approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for use in tobacco cessation. (Added 2009, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 35, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; amended 2013, No. 79, § 14, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.)