Section 27-54-5

Implementation of coverage.

(a) A group health benefit plan, policy, or contract that provides coverage for the services to be offered pursuant to this chapter may contain provisions for maximum benefits and coinsurance and limitations, deductibles, exclusions, and utilization review protocols to the extent that these provisions are not inconsistent with the requirements of this chapter.

(b) The issuer of a group health benefit plan, policy, or contract may either disclose the additional premium for such additional mental health benefits to the prospective contract holder and allow the contract holder to elect such additional benefits on an optional basis; or conform its policies, contracts, or certificates issued on and after January 1, 2001, and adjust its premium costs to reflect the additional benefit costs.

(Act 2000-386, p. 605, §6.)