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House Bill 1937


House Bill 1937

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1937 (Updated April 12, 2001 5:12 PM - DI 84)


ICHIA and health insurance waivers. Specifies that the current 12 month limit for a preexisting condition limitation on an individual policy of accident and sickness insurance applies only if the individual received medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment of the condition during the 12 months before the effective date. Provides that an individual or association or discretionary group accident and sickness insurance policy may, if certain conditions are met, contain a waiver of coverage for a specified condition for not more than 5 years. Sets forth guidelines that the Indiana comprehensive health insurance association (ICHIA) must conform to in setting assessments for members. Allows an individual to pay the premium for an ICHIA policy in cash, by bank draft, by check, by cashier's check, by money order, or by credit card, debit card, charge card, or a similar method. Allows the association to contract with a bank or credit card vendor for acceptance of bank cards or credit cards, and that any fees charged for use of the card may be charged to the individual. Authorizes the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for approval of a demonstration waiver to provide coverage to individuals with severe chronic diseases. Requires the health finance advisory committee to review specified issues and make recommendations to the health finance commission not later than May 1, 2002. Requires the commission to make recommendations to the legislative council not later than November 1, 2002.
Current Status:
 In Conference Committee
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