Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Parts: A B C D E F

Chapter 439

H.P. 830 - L.D. 1205


Sec. D-1. 24-A MRSA 2808-B, sub-2-A, B, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 469, Pt. E, 16, is amended to read:

B. A filing and all supporting information , except for protected health information required to be kept confidential by state or federal statute and except for descriptions of the amount and terms or conditions or reimbursement in a contract between an insurer and a 3rd party, are public records except as provided by notwithstanding Title 1, section 402, subsection 3 , paragraph B and become part of the official record of any hearing held pursuant to subsection 2-B, paragraphs paragraph B or F.

Sec. D-2. 24-A MRSA 2808-B, sub-6, A, as amended by PL 2001, c. 410, Pt. A, 6, is further amended to read:

A. Each carrier must actively market small group health plan coverage , including any standardized plans required to be offered pursuant to subsection 8-A, to eligible groups in this State.

Sec. D-3. 24-A MRSA 2808-B, sub-8-A is enacted to read:

8-A. Authority of the superintendent. The superintendent may by rule define one or more standardized small group health plans that must be offered by all carriers offering small group health plans in the State. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

Sec. D-4. Superintendent of Insurance report. The Superintendent of Insurance shall review possible ways to improve the availability and affordability of the State's individual health insurance market, including, but not limited to, increases in the minimum loss-ratio standards applicable to that market and consideration of an insurer's loss experience in all lines of insurance marketed by a carrier in this State when reviewing health insurance rate filings. The superintendent shall report the results of the review, including any recommendations for legislation, to the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services no later than February 1, 2010. The joint standing committee may report out a bill based on the report to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.

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