Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Parts: A B C D E F G H I J

Chapter 244

H.P. 821 - L.D. 1180


Sec. G-1. 24-A MRSA §2736, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 428, Pt. F, §2, is further amended to read:

1. Filing of rate information.   Every insurer shall file with for approval by the superintendent every rate, rating formula, classification of risks and every modification of any formula or classification that it proposes to use in connection with individual health insurance policies and certain group policies specified in section 2701. Every such filing must state the effective date of the filing. Every such filing must be made not less than 60 days in advance of the stated effective date, unless the 60-day requirement is waived by the superintendent, and the effective date may be suspended by the superintendent for a period of time not to exceed 30 days. In the case of a filing that meets the criteria in subsection 3, the superintendent may suspend the effective date for a longer period not to exceed 30 days from the date the organization satisfactorily responds to any reasonable discovery requests.

Sec. G-2. 24-A MRSA §2808-B, sub-§2-B, ķA,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 629, Pt. M, §7, is further amended to read:

A.  Rates subject to this subsection must be filed for approval by the superintendent. The superintendent shall disapprove any premium rates filed by any carrier, whether initial or revised, for a small group health plan unless it is anticipated that the aggregate benefits estimated to be paid under all the small group health plans maintained in force by the carrier for the period for which coverage is to be provided will return to policyholders at least 75% of the aggregate premiums collected for those policies, as determined in accordance with accepted actuarial principles and practices and on the basis of incurred claims experience and earned premiums. For the purposes of this calculation, any payments paid pursuant to former section 6913 must be treated as incurred claims.

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