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Senate Bill 0461

Senate Bill 0461

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB 461 (Updated April 29, 2011 8:08 pm - DI 104)

Federal health care matters. Provides that a resident may not be required to purchase a health plan. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services and the department of insurance to investigate, and allows submission of a waiver for, a specified provision of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act). Allows the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to request federal approval to change how the state determines Medicaid eligibility for the aged, blind, and disabled. Requires the Indiana check up plan (plan) to include any federally required bench mark services. Allows, instead of requires, the plan to include dental and vision services. Makes the following changes concerning the plan beginning January 1, 2014: (1) changes income eligibility requirements for the plan from 200% to 133%; and (2) removes the requirement that the individual's employer not provide health insurance and that the individual be without health insurance for six months. Allows a nonprofit organization and health insurers to make deposits into a plan participant's account under specified circumstances. Requires a plan participant to contribute at least $160 per year. Requires a health insurer that provides coverage under the plan until December 31, 2013, to also offer to provide coverage to certain other individuals in a manner consistent with federal law concerning underwriting, rating, and with state approval of the rate. Allows the office to amend the plan in a manner to be used to cover individuals eligible for Medicaid resulting from passage of the Act. Amends current health insurance law to specify application of the law in conformity with the Act, including provisions concerning coverage of children until age 26, grievances, and rescissions. Requires the office to apply to amend the Medicaid state plan to extend Medicaid coverage of family planning services for certain women and men. Makes conforming amendments.
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