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IC 27-8-14.7
     Chapter 14.7. Coverage for Services Related to Prostate Cancer Screening

IC 27-8-14.7-0.1
Application of chapter
    
Sec. 0.1. The addition of this chapter by P.L.170-1999 applies to accident and sickness insurance policies that are issued, delivered, or renewed after June 30, 1999.
As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.446.

IC 27-8-14.7-1
"Accident and sickness insurance policy" defined
    
Sec. 1. (a) As used in this chapter, "accident and sickness insurance policy" means an insurance policy that:
        (1) provides at least one (1) of the types of insurance described in IC 27-1-5-1, Classes 1(b) and 2(a); and
        (2) is issued on a group basis.
    (b) "Accident and sickness insurance policy" does not include the following:
        (1) Accident only, credit, dental, vision, Medicare supplement, long term care, or disability income insurance.
        (2) Coverage issued as a supplement to liability insurance.
        (3) Worker's compensation or similar insurance.
        (4) Automobile medical payment insurance.
        (5) A specified disease policy.
        (6) A short term insurance plan that:
            (A) may not be renewed; and
            (B) has a duration of not more than six (6) months.
        (7) A policy that provides indemnity benefits not based on any expense incurred requirement, including a plan that provides coverage for:
            (A) hospital confinement, critical illness, or intensive care; or
            (B) gaps for deductibles or copayments.
        (8) A supplemental plan that always pays in addition to other coverage.
        (9) A student health plan.
        (10) An employer sponsored health benefit plan that is:
            (A) provided to individuals who are eligible for Medicare; and
            (B) not marketed as, or held out to be, a Medicare supplement policy.
As added by P.L.170-1999, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.173-2007, SEC.34.

IC 27-8-14.7-2
"Insured" defined
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "insured" means a male individual who is entitled to coverage under a policy of accident and sickness

insurance.
As added by P.L.170-1999, SEC.4.

IC 27-8-14.7-3
"Prostate specific antigen test" defined
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "prostate specific antigen test" means a standard blood test performed to determine the level of prostate specific antigen in the blood.
As added by P.L.170-1999, SEC.4.

IC 27-8-14.7-4
Coverage required
    
Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsection (f), an insurer shall provide coverage for prostate specific antigen testing in any accident and sickness insurance policy that the insurer issues in Indiana.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (f), the coverage required under subsection (a) must include the following:
        (1) At least one (1) prostate specific antigen test annually for an insured who is at least fifty (50) years of age.
        (2) At least one (1) prostate specific antigen test annually for an insured who is less than fifty (50) years of age and who is at high risk for prostate cancer according to the most recent published guidelines of the American Cancer Society.
    (c) An insured may not be required to pay an annual deductible or coinsurance that is greater than an annual deductible or coinsurance established for similar benefits under the accident and sickness insurance policy. If the policy does not cover a similar benefit, the deductible or coinsurance may not be set at a level that materially diminishes the value of the prostate specific antigen testing benefit required by this chapter.
    (d) Except as provided in subsection (f), the coverage that an insurer must provide under this chapter may not be subject to dollar limits, deductibles, or coinsurance provisions that are less favorable to the insured than the dollar limits, deductibles, or coinsurance provisions applying to physical illness generally under the accident and sickness insurance policy.
    (e) Except as provided in subsection (f), the coverage that an insurer must provide is in addition to any benefits specifically provided for x-rays, laboratory testing, or wellness examinations.
    (f) In the case of insurance policies that are not employer based, the insurer must offer to provide the coverage described in subsections (a) through (e).
As added by P.L.170-1999, SEC.4.