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40-4623. Same; required information on card; use of social security number as cardholder identification number prohibited; issuance of card. (a) A health benefit plan that provides coverage for prescription drugs or devices and issues a card for claims processing and an administrator of any such plan, including, but not limited to, a pharmacy benefits manager and a third-party administrator shall issue a card containing uniform prescription drug information to each person entitled to such card under the health benefit plan. If required for claims adjudication, the uniform prescription drug information card shall specifically identify and display the following information:

(1) ANSI-BIN number;

(2) processor control number or group number or both;

(3) card issuer identifier;

(4) prescription claims processor, if different from card issuer;

(5) cardholder identification number;

(6) cardholder or insured name;

(7) claims submission names and addresses; and

(8) help desk telephone numbers.

(b) A uniform prescription drug information card shall be issued by a health benefit plan to each person entitled to such card under the health benefit plan upon enrollment and reissued upon any change in such person's coverage that affects one or more mandatory data elements contained on the card.

(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing provision, any health benefit plan or administrator of such plan may utilize, in lieu of such card, electronic technology which contains all of the information required for claims adjudication, as long as such electronic technology is provided by the health benefit plan or administrator of such plan to the pharmacies which will adjudicate the prescription drug claims.

(d) On and after July 1, 2006: (1) No cardholder's social security number shall be printed or encoded on or into any card issued under this section.

(2) Any cardholder identification number or other distinguishing identifier assigned to the card issued to a cardholder shall be a combination of numbers or letters or both, which is unique to the cardholder.

(3) A cardholder's identification number or other distinguishing identifier assigned to such insured's policy card shall not, in any way, be based on or depend on the cardholder's social security number.

History: L. 2003, ch. 89, § 3; L. 2004, ch. 157, § 6; July 1.


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