To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. PARITY IN COVERAGE FOR ORAL ANTICANCER DRUGS.
(a) Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Amendments.-- (1) Subpart B of part 7 of subtitle B of title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``SEC. 716. PARITY IN COVERAGE FOR ORAL ANTICANCER DRUGS.
``(a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), a group health plan, and a health insurance issuer providing health insurance coverage in connection with a group health plan, that provides benefits with respect to anticancer medications administered by a health care provider shall provide for no less favorable coverage for prescribed, patient-administered anticancer medications that are used to kill, slow, or prevent the growth of cancerous cells and that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. ``(b) Limitation.--Subsection (a) shall only apply to an anticancer medication that is prescribed based on a finding by...