98RS HB493


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HB 493 (BR 365) - J. Vincent, M. Bowling, B. Heleringer, J. Hoover, R. Wilkey, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to insurance.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 304 Subtitle 39 to prohibit a reparation obligor from submitting medical expenses to a review process in order to negotiate a lesser rate for medical expenses incurred as a result of a loss to a basic reparation insured; amend KRS 304.39-210 to prohibit internal or external review of medical expenses by reparation obligor beyond the thirty day statutory limit; require a reparation obligor to make payments for loss in the order that the requests are received; allows obligor to accumulate benefits and to proceed in a specific manner if benefits are accumulated; and repeal KRS 304.39-240 which regards assignment of benefits.


     HCS - Create a new section of Subtitle 39 of KRS 304 to allow a reparation obligor to negotiate a reduction of charges from a provider of services to a secured person, and that the secured person may not be billed for the difference between the cost of the full service and the negotiated reduction; amend KRS 304.39-210 to establish that benefits are not overdue if an obligor has not made payment to a provider due to the request of a secured person directing the elements of loss; create a new section of Subtitle 39 of KRS 304 to allow an insured to direct in writing the payment of benefits among the different elements of loss; and to repeal KRS 304.39-240.
     HFA (1, J. Barrows) - Make the claimant able to designate payments.

     Feb 3-introduced in House
     Feb 4-to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Feb 6-posted in committee
     Feb 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 24, 1998
     Feb 24-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute and Floor Amendment (1)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 27-to Banking and Insurance (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 17-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 19, 1998
     Mar 19-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 20-received in House
     Mar 23-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 27-signed by Governor

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