Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge R- on May 14, 2009
To create a state health re-insurance system to reimburse insurers for 90 percent of the cost of claims between $25,000 and $250,000. This would be paid for by assessing insurance companies for the cost of their reimbursements, plus administration costs. The bill would also prohibit health insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions for longer than six months (the current period is 12 months, except for Blue Cross Blue Shield which is six months); prohibit denying pre-existing condition coverage if an individual has been continuously covered by a group plan with no coverage break of longer than 62 days; and ban companies from cancelling coverage because of a failure to resolve all reasonable questions arising from the written information on an application before issuing the coverage. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on May 14, 2009