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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 627
INSURANCE RATES AND CONTRACTS
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F.S. 627.64196
627.64196 Medication synchronization.
(1) A health insurer issuing or delivering in this state an individual or a group health insurance policy that provides prescription drug coverage shall offer medication synchronization to allow an insured to align at least once in a plan year the refill dates for prescription drugs covered by the policy. The insurer shall implement a process for dispensing prescription drugs to an insured for the purpose of aligning the refill dates of such drugs, and such medication synchronization may be available only through a network pharmacy. A controlled substance, a prescription drug dispensed in an unbreakable package, or a multidose unit of a prescription drug may not be partially filled for the purpose of aligning refill dates. The insurer shall pay a full dispensing fee to the network pharmacy for each partial refill of a covered prescription drug dispensed to align refill dates, unless otherwise agreed to by the plan and the network pharmacy at the time an insured requests medication synchronization. The insurer shall prorate the cost-sharing obligations of the insured for each partial refill of a covered prescription drug dispensed to align refill dates. This section applies to policies renewed or entered into on or after January 1, 2018.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), an alternate process used by an insurer which includes early refill dates, refill overrides, and access on the insurer’s public website to the terms and conditions of such a process is deemed to comply with the requirements of this section.
History.s. 1, ch. 2017-94.