Trenton – A bill sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin Corrado, which would permit certain healthcare professionals to waive copayments, was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy today.
The new law will supplement the Health Care Quality Act and permit a primary care physician or an advanced practicing nurse to waive the health insurance copayments of active duty military members when they receive a service covered under a health benefits plan.
“The members of our military sacrifice so much in their lives to ensure that we are safe here at home,” said Senator Singleton (D-Burlington). “Waiving health insurance copayments for those currently serving active duty is a simple courtesy and a thank you that reflects our appreciation for the service they provide our nation.”
“On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, it is only fitting that this bipartisan legislation to help our active-duty service members and their families better afford their medical bills is signed into law,” said Senator Corrado (R-Bergen/Essex/Morris/Passaic). “We owe it to these brave men and women to provide the best medical care possible, at a reasonable cost. Waiving health insurance copayments is a small gesture to thank our active-duty personnel for their service to our country.”
The law will take effect on the 90th day after enactment and will apply to new health benefits recipients or renewed plans on or after the effective date of enactment.