An Act To Improve Health Insurance Transparency
Sec. 1. 1 MRSA §402, sub-§2, ¶F, as amended by PL 2009, c. 334, §2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 1 MRSA §402, sub-§2, ¶G, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 334, §3, is amended to read:
(1) Promotes, organizes or regulates statewide interscholastic activities in public schools or in both public and private schools; and
(2) Receives its funding from the public and private school members, either through membership dues or fees collected from those schools based on the number of participants of those schools in interscholastic activities.
This paragraph applies to only those meetings pertaining to interscholastic sports and does not apply to any meeting or any portion of any meeting the subject of which is limited to personnel issues, allegations of interscholastic athletic rule violations by member schools, administrators, coaches or student athletes or the eligibility of an individual student athlete or coach . ; and
Sec. 3. 1 MRSA §402, sub-§2, ¶H is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 24-A MRSA §2736-C, sub-§2-B, as amended by PL 2011, c. 364, §7, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 24-A MRSA §2736-C, sub-§5, as amended by PL 2011, c. 90, Pt. D, §3, is further amended to read:
Sec. 6. 24-A MRSA §2808-B, sub-§2-A, ¶C, as amended by PL 2007, c. 629, Pt. M, §6, is further amended to read:
Sec. 7. 24-A MRSA §2808-B, sub-§2-B, as amended by PL 2011, c. 364, §15, is further amended to read:
Sec. 8. 24-A MRSA §2808-B, sub-§2-C, as amended by PL 2011, c. 364, §16, is repealed.
This bill restores the statutory process for advance review and prior approval of individual health insurance rates and repeals the changes to the rate review process for individual health insurance made by Public Law 2011, chapter 90.
The bill also extends the same process for advance review and prior approval for small group health insurance rates.
The bill also makes the proceedings of the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association open to the public as provided in the Freedom of Access Act.