House Bill 82

Last Action 01/04/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to consumer protections in health insurance.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 99
Sponsors P. Minter, C. Stevenson
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms; establish health-status eligibility rules for health benefit plans in any market; prohibit requiring a greater premium or contribution, or different benefits coverage, on the basis of any health status-related factor; prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions; require coverage for essential health benefits; prohibit insurers from establishing lifetime or annual limits on essential health benefits; require coverage for dependent children until age 26; prohibit adjustment of premium or contribution amounts for group health plans on the basis of genetic information; require the commissioner of insurance to define essential health benefits; establish when the section controls; establish opt-in for health plans not otherwise required to comply with requirements of section; establish that the section applies to health benefit plans and health plan opt-ins on or after the date as established under that section; amend various statutes to conform; amend KRS 18A.225 and 164.2871 to require the state employee health plan and state postsecondary education institution self-insured employer group health plans to comply with Section 1 of the Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Higher - State postsecondary education institution self-insured employer plans, health plan coverage
Federal Laws and Regulations - Health benefit plan coverage, parity with federal law
Insurance, Health - Health benefit plans, health benefits coverage
Insurance, Health - Health benefit plans, insurance eligibility and parity requirements, health status-related factors
State Employees - State employee health plan, health plan coverage
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department of Insurance, essential health benefits definition


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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