Maine Revised Statutes

§4318. Prohibition against maximum aggregate benefit provisions

(REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 24-A, SECTION 4317)
1. Prohibition.  An individual or group health plan issued or renewed by a carrier on or after the effective date of this section may not include a provision in a policy, contract, certificate or agreement that purports to terminate payment of any additional claims for coverage of health care services after a defined maximum aggregate dollar amount of claims for coverage of health care services on an annual, lifetime or other basis has been paid under the health plan for coverage of an insured individual, family or group.
[ RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL) .]
2. Specific benefits.  This section may not be construed to limit the ability of a carrier to offer a health plan that limits benefits under the health plan for specified health care services on an annual basis.
[ RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL) .]
3. Exceptions.  This section does not apply to:
A. An individual health plan in effect on the effective date of this section with an annual or lifetime maximum aggregate benefit limit of less than $1,000,000; [RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL).]
B. A health plan designed for an employee who works on a part-time, temporary or seasonal basis or designed as short-term coverage for an employee who is fulfilling a waiting period for coverage under another employer-sponsored benefit plan; [RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL).]
C. An individual health plan in effect on the effective date of this section issued pursuant to a conversion privilege in a group health insurance policy subject to section 2809-A; [RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL).]
D. A pilot project to offer an individual health plan to a person under 30 years of age pursuant to section 2736-C, subsection 10; and [RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL).]
E. Blanket health insurance as defined in section 2813. [RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL).]
[ RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL) .]
4. Disclosure.  A health plan issued after the effective date of this section that includes an annual or lifetime maximum aggregate benefit limit as permitted under subsection 3 and under section 4320 must include a disclosure of the applicable limit on the face page of the individual policy or group certificate. The disclosure must be printed in a font that is larger or bolder than the font used in the body of the face page.
[ 2011, c. 364, §33 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
RR 2009, c. 2, §70 (RAL). 2011, c. 364, §33 (AMD).

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