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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Health coverage. Requires the department of insurance to provide annual funding for payments to navigators and assisters to maintain 2017 levels of effort for consumer outreach, education, and enrollment assistance with respect to health care coverage. Requires the department of insurance to annually report to the legislative council the percentage of Indiana residents who lack health insurance coverage. Prohibits preexisting condition exclusions in individual policies of accident and sickness insurance, small employer group health insurance plans, and health maintenance organization contracts. Repeals provisions providing for preexisting condition limitations. Specifies that a policy of accident and sickness insurance, a health maintenance Health coverage. Requires the department of insurance to provide annual funding for payments to navigators and assisters to maintain 2017 levels of effort for consumer outreach, education, and enrollment assistance with respect to health care coverage. Requires the department of insurance to annually report to the legislative council the percentage of Indiana residents who lack health insurance coverage. Prohibits preexisting condition exclusions in individual policies of accident and sickness insurance, small employer group health insurance plans, and health maintenance organization contracts. Repeals provisions providing for preexisting condition limitations. Specifies that a policy of accident and sickness insurance, a health maintenance organization contract, and a state employee health plan must provide for availability, renewability, premium rating, and coverage without regard to health status, including preexisting conditions. Makes conforming amendments. Provides for the legislative services agency to prepare legislation for the 2020 legislative session to make conforming amendments. Makes an appropriation. ... View more