Coverage for supplies, equipment and education
Utah Law Requires Commercial Insurers to Cover Diabetes Supplies
and Education. Self-funded health plans are not required to meet
the provisions of this law, but many do.
- Since 2000, Utah law requires coverage of certain diabetes
supplies and services in health insurance plans regulated by the
Utah Insurance Commissioner.
- Self-funded plans are not required to have coverage, nor are
national labor contracts and companies regulated by other states.
Many of these plans will have the same or similar benefits.
- Covered diabetes services and supplies include: diabetes self-management
training and patient management, including medical nutrition therapy;
blood glucose monitors; blood glucose testing strips; urine and
ketone testing strips; lancets and lancet devices; insulin; pumps,
special devices for the legally blind; syringes; doctor ordered
medications; and glucagon kits. Some or all items may require
prior authorization, co-payments, co-insurance, and/or deductibles.
- For more information, call your health benefit plan's customer
- See Legislative Insurance Coverage Mandate