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2015 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
INSURANCE

 Agenda           Minutes            Report

Senate
Sen. Jeff Longbine, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Elaine Bowers
Sen. Tom Hawk

House
Rep. Scott Schwab, Chairperson
Rep. Dan Hawkins
Rep. Roderick Houston
Rep. Jim Kelly


Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Melissa Calderwood-Renick
Iraida Orr
Whitney Howard


Office of Revisor of Statutes

Eileen Ma
David Wiese

Diane Brian, Committee Assistant


CHARGE
Review Pharmacy Benefits Management Legislation

In February, the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance reviewed 2015 SB 103, a bill that would enact new law establishing requirements for Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs), including publication of price lists and the drugs included on the lists, an appeals process for network pharmacies requesting reimbursement for drugs subject to MAC, and penalties for PBMs found to be in violation of the act, and would amend the Pharmacy Benefits Manager Registration Act to update the definition of “pharmacy benefits manager.”

The Committee is to review 2015 SB 103 and relevant issues associated with pharmacy benefits management, including maximum allowable cost (MAC) pricing of generic drugs, and the implications for Kansas pharmacies and health plans.

Study the Need to Increase the Minimum Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Policy     Limits and, If Needed, What Limits Would be Indicated

In February, the House Committee on Insurance held a hearing on HB 2067. The bill would have increased the mandatory minimum motor vehicle liability policy limits. After hearing proponent and opponent testimony, no action was taken. The Committee indicated the need to study the matter before action, if any, was taken. Under existing law, KSA 40-3107, the minimum policy coverage limits in any one accident is $25,000 for bodily injury or death of one person and $50,000 for two or more persons, and $10,000 for harm to or destruction of the property of others. The last changes to these limits were made in 1984.

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