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  • NJ A2331
  • Requires health insurance coverage for hair headpieces for patients receiving chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires hospital, medical and health service corporations, individual and small and large group commercial health insurers and health maintenance organizations which provide coverage for prostheses, to provide coverage for expenses for headpieces of human or artificial hair worn to conceal scalp hair loss resulting from chemotherapy treatment for cancer. The coverage shall be subject to a written recommendation by the treating physician stating that the headpiece is medically necessary. Also, the coverage shall be subject to the same limitations and guidelines as for other prostheses under the health benefits plan. The provisions of the bill will take effect 60 days after the date of enactment and will apply to all health benefits plans issued or renewed on or after that date.
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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