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IC 27-8-24.1
     Chapter 24.1. Coverage for Treatment of Inherited Metabolic Disease

IC 27-8-24.1-0.1
Application of chapter
    
Sec. 0.1. The addition of this chapter by P.L.166-2003 applies to an accident and sickness insurance policy that is issued, delivered, amended, or renewed after December 31, 2003.
As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.449.

IC 27-8-24.1-1
"Accident and sickness insurance policy"
    
Sec. 1. (a) As used in this chapter, "accident and sickness insurance policy" means an insurance policy that provides at least one (1) of the types of insurance described in IC 27-1-5-1, Classes 1(b) and 2(a), and is issued on a group basis.
    (b) The term 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.166-2003, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.173-2007, SEC.41.

IC 27-8-24.1-2
"Covered individual"
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "covered individual" means an individual who is entitled to coverage under an accident and sickness insurance policy.
As added by P.L.166-2003, SEC.2.



IC 27-8-24.1-3
"Inherited metabolic disease"
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "inherited metabolic disease" means a disease:
        (1) caused by inborn errors of amino acid, organic acid, or urea cycle metabolism; and
        (2) treatable by the dietary restriction of one (1) or more amino acids.
As added by P.L.166-2003, SEC.2.

IC 27-8-24.1-4
"Medical food"
    
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "medical food" means a formula that is:
        (1) intended for the dietary treatment of a disease or condition for which nutritional requirements are established by medical evaluation; and
        (2) formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the direction of a physician.
As added by P.L.166-2003, SEC.2.

IC 27-8-24.1-5
Coverage for medical food
    
Sec. 5. An accident and sickness insurance policy must provide coverage for medical food that is:
        (1) medically necessary; and
        (2) prescribed by a covered individual's treating physician for treatment of the covered individual's inherited metabolic disease.
As added by P.L.166-2003, SEC.2.

IC 27-8-24.1-6
Dollar limits, out-of-pocket expenses
    
Sec. 6. The coverage that must be provided under this chapter shall not be subject to dollar limits, coinsurance, or deductibles that are less favorable to a covered individual than the dollar limits, coinsurance, or deductibles that apply to coverage for:
        (1) prescription drugs generally under the accident and sickness insurance policy, if prescription drugs are covered under the accident and sickness insurance policy; or
        (2) physical illness generally under the accident and sickness insurance policy, if prescription drugs are not covered under the accident and sickness insurance policy.
As added by P.L.166-2003, SEC.2.