Unfortunately, South Dakota doesn’t have a parity law at the moment, but one is proposed for legislation.
Health insurers cannot exclude a service for coverage solely because the service is provided through telehealth and not provided through in-person consultation or contact between a health care professional and a patient.
Telehealth parity laws require private payers to cover telemedicine services, often at the same rate as in-person care. However, many private payers still include telehealth in their policies even when it’s not legally mandated by the state. Check with your private insurance companies to see what their policies are.