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Alabama, Illinois, and Louisiana send PBM bills to governors' desks

by NCPA | May 31, 2019

PBM bills in three states (Alabama [SB 73], Illinois [HB 465], and Louisiana [SB 41]) were enacted. They are heading to their respective governors to be signed into law. Congratulations to all the advocates in these states who worked so hard to get these important bills passed. To date, 22 states have passed almost 30 PBM reform bills in the 2019 legislative sessions!

  • Alabama SB 73 is a PBM reform bill that requires PBM licensure and prohibits gag clauses in contracts.

  • Illinois HB 465 is a PBM reform bill that requires PBM registration with the Department of Insurance, MAC transparency, and fair audits reporting and transparency requirements in Medicaid managed care. Additionally, it prohibits gag clauses in contracts.

  • Louisiana SB 41 is a PBM reform bill that requires PBM licensure, strengthens and expands current MAC laws, and prohibits spread pricing by PBMs without prior notice to the insurer. It also gives the board of pharmacy oversight authority.