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HB 255 (BR 1306) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to a health insured's right to obtain an estimate of his or her liability from an insurer.
     Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require a health insurer to make a good faith effort to provide the insured with information on estimated potential costs for a specified procedure or service within 14 business days; provide that the insurer will not be bound by the estimate and will not be responsible for any costs incurred outside of the estimate; permit compliance by making estimated cost information available on the insurer's Web site.


     HFA (1, T. Burch) - Require the health insurer to provide the estimated potential out-of-pocket costs to the insured rather than the estimated potential costs.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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