Schaer, Lampitt, Giblin & Mosquera Bill to Require Health Benefits Coverage of Early Refills of Eye Drop Medicine OK’d by Assembly

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Schaer, Lampitt, Giblin & Mosquera Bill to Require Health Benefits Coverage of Early Refills of Eye Drop Medicine OK’d by Assembly

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Pamela Lampitt, Thomas P. Giblin and Gabriela Mosquera to require health insurance providers to cover early refills of prescription eye drops under certain circumstances was approved Monday by the full Assembly.

“Anyone who has used eye drops knows how easy it is to miss or have more than one drop fall from the bottle. Punishing patients who rely on prescription drops to treat diseases like glaucoma for this inevitability is unfair and puts their well-being at risk,” said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). “This bill helps ensure that people do not skip taking critical prescription eye drops simply because they spilled or lost some of their eye drops and were not allowed by their insurer to get an early refill.”

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