HB 274

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in House May 22, 2024
  • Passed House May 07, 2024
  • Passed Senate Jun 18, 2024
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 18, Title 29, And Title 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Insurance Coverage Of Allergen Introduction Dietary Supplements For Infants.

Abstract

Early, sustained exposure to peanut and egg proteins in the infant diet significantly reduces the risk that an infant will develop a peanut or egg allergy, saving lives and future health care costs. Following multiple clinical studies, the current guidance of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, which is followed by pediatricians, recommends that by age 6 months, all infants should be introduced to both peanut and egg protein and that unless contraindicated, all infants should regularly consume peanut and well-cooked egg protein until they reach the age of 1 year, to reduce the risk of developing peanut or egg allergies. This Act requires that all health insurance plans subject to requirements under Delaware law, including Medicaid, provide coverage, at no cost when prescribed to infants, of at least 1 early peanut allergen introduction dietary supplement and at least 1 early egg allergen introduction dietary supplement. This Act applies to all policies, contracts, or certificates issued, renewed, modified, altered, amended, or reissued after December 31, 2025.

Bill Sponsors (18)

Votes


Jun 18, 2024

May 07, 2024

Actions


Jun 18, 2024

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Jun 12, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Finance

May 22, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology

Senate

Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Finance

May 07, 2024

Senate

Assigned to Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology

House

Passed By House. Votes: 23 YES 6 NO 7 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT

Apr 17, 2024

House

Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Appropriations

Mar 19, 2024

House

Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

House

Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 9 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

Jan 04, 2024

House

Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

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