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Enacting the employee reproductive choice act (Ranker, Cleveland, Saldana)

Establishes the employee reproductive choice act. Modifies the state civil rights act by including the right of an employee whose employer provides health insurance coverage as part of an employee benefit package to receive contraceptive coverage from that employer's health plan free of restrictions, exclusions, or reductions in coverage or benefits. Prohibits a health plan, issued on or after January 1, 2019, that includes coverage for contraceptive coverage, from imposing a deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or other cost-sharing requirement on the contraceptive coverage provided.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY 1ST SUBSTITUTE
(1) Removes the prohibition on health plans charging any cost-sharing for contraceptive coverage. (2) Clarifies that the state must recognize the right of individuals to receive the full range of services required by law to be covered.

Hearing Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 -- 12:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6102&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)