Update issued: April 18, 2023
We have clarified the definition of abortion
This article is for providers caring for our members
The Reproductive and Gender-affirming Care Act (Chapter 127 of the Acts of 2022) became effective January 1, 2023 as accounts renew, as we noted in our news article about 2023 changes to our products and benefits. The law:
The Division of Insurance recently issued Bulletin 2023-01 Relative to Abortion and Abortion-related Care. The Bulletin affirms the statutory definition of “abortion” as “any medical treatment intended to induce the termination of, or to terminate, a clinically diagnosable pregnancy except for the purpose of producing a live birth; provided, however, that ‘abortion’ shall not include providing care related to a miscarriage.” This definition includes surgical or medication-assisted (including Mifepristone in combination with Misoprostol or Misoprostal alone) abortions.
The Bulletin also affirms the application of an existing regulatory definition of “abortion-related care” to include the following services: