House Bill 21

Last Action 01/07/20: to Banking & Insurance (H)
Title AN ACT relating to mandatory benefits for health benefit plans.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 180
Sponsors P. Minter, T. Bojanowski, C. Booker, T. Branham Clark, G. Brown Jr, T. Burch, M. Cantrell, J. Donohue, K. Flood, A. Gentry, J. Glenn, D. Graham, J. Graviss, C. Harris, A. Hatton, K. Hinkle, C. Howard, J. Jenkins, N. Kulkarni, D. Lewis, S. Lewis, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, R. Meyer, C. Miller, R. Palumbo, R. Rand, J. Raymond, D. Schamore, A. Scott, J. Sims Jr, M. Sorolis, C. Stevenson, W. Stone, A. Tackett Laferty, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley, R. Wiederstein, L. Willner
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 304.17A-200 to extend health-status eligibility rules to individual and employer-organized association markets; authorize insurance commissioner to designate additional health status-related factors; prohibit adjustment of premium or contribution amounts for group health benefit plans on the basis of genetic information; amend KRS 304.17A-220 to remove requirements relating to preexisting condition exclusions; repeal and reenact KRS 304.17A-230 to define "preexisting condition exclusion"; prohibit health benefit plans in any market from imposing any preexisting condition exclusion; amend KRS 304.17A-155, 304.17A-250, 304.17A-430, 304.17A-706, 304.17B-001, 304.17B-019, and 304.18-114 to conform; provide that provisions of Act apply to all health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2021; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Delayed - Coverage for preexisting conditions, January 1, 2021
Effective Dates, Delayed - Insurance eligibility and premium requirements, January 1, 2021
Insurance, Health - Health status-related factors prohibited, insurance eligibility
Insurance, Health - Health status-related factors, insurance premium requirements
Insurance, Health - Preexisting conditions, insurance coverage, requiring


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