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    Ohio Insurance Legislation 2019-2020

    Enacted in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly
    Current as of July 22, 2019

    Listed below are the bills affecting the insurance industry that are pending or were enacted in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly that opened in January 2019 and will conclude in December 2020.

    We include links to the full text of the legislation which include the most recently available analysis from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. The bills are listed by number from the most recently introduced to the earliest with House bills listed first, followed by Senate bills.

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    H.B. 243 - Hearing Aids
    Sponsored by Representative Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson)

    Requires health plan issuers to cover hearing aids and related services for persons under twenty-two years of age.
    Chronology
    May 13, 2019 Introduced in the House
    May 21, 2019 Referred to Health Committee


    H.B. 182 - Abortion Coverage
    Sponsored by Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp)

    Prohibits insurers from offering coverage for abortion services.
    Chronology
    April 3, 2019 Introduced in the House
    April 4, 2019 Referred to Insurance Committee


    H.B. 91 - Leave Benefits
    Sponsored by Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)

    Establishes family and medical leave insurance benefits.
    Chronology
    February 21, 2019 Introduced in the House
    March 5, 2019 Referred to Insurance Committee


    H.B. 63 - Drug Information
    Sponsored by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)

    Regarding pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacists, and the disclosure to patients of drug price information.
    Chronology
    May 16, 2019 Introduced in the House<


    H.B. 41 - Organ Donors
    Sponsored by Representative Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick)

    Prohibits insurers from discriminating against living organ donors.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House
    February 19, 2019 Referred to Insurance Committee


    H.B. 11 - Prenatal Care
    Sponsored by Representative Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville)

    Regarding tobacco cessation and prenatal initiatives and makes an appropriation.
    Chronology
    May 16, 2019 Introduced in the House


    S.B. 148 - Dental Services
    Sponsored by Senator Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

    Regarding limitations imposed by health insurers on dental care services.
    Chronology
    May 13, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    May 29,2019 Referred to Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee


    S.B. 116 - Maternity Coverage
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Require that health benefit plans provide coverage for maternity services.
    Chronology
    March 22, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    March 27, 2019 Referred to Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee


    S.B. 97 - Health Services
    Sponsored by Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City)

    Regarding the provision of cost estimates for scheduled health care services and health care services requiring insurer preauthorization.
    Chronology
    March 11, 2019 Introduced in the Senate


    S.B. 91 - Leave Benefits
    Sponsored by Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

    Establishes family and medical leave insurance benefits.
    Chronology
    March 7, 2019 Introduced in the Senate


    S.B. 9 - Claim Information
    Sponsored by Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima)

    Requires health plan insurers to release certain claim information to group plan policyholders.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    February 12, 2019 Referred to Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
    March 20, 2019 Reported out of committee
    March 21, 2019 Passed in Senate 31-0
    April 2, 2019 Moved to House and referred to Insurance Committee
    May 7, 2019 Reported out of committee