98RS SB135


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SB 135 (BR 1194) - P. Herron Jr, D. Boswell, B. Jackson, D. Nunnelley, J. Pendleton, D. Seum

     AN ACT relating to health insurance.
     Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 pertaining to health insurance to require all health insurers that offer managed care plans to provide enrollees, upon enrollment and upon request thereafter, a directory of participating providers.


     SFA (1, P. Herron Jr) - Make provisions applicable to optometrists, chiropractors, and hospitals.
     SFA (2, R. Roeding) - Amend to require that certain information be included in a participating provider directory; and to require that the information be included prior to any open enrollment period for which the effective date of coverage will be January 1, 1999, or for which the effective date will commence after an open enrollment period and will continue for each open enrollment period.
     HFA (1, R. Damron) - Amend to require general information about the type of financial incentives between providers under contract with the insurer and other participating health care providers and facilities to which the participating providers refer their managed care patients; and amend to require the insurer to notify each covered person on the termination or withdrawal from the insurer's provider network of the designated primary care provider.
     HFA (2, D. Ford) - Require health benefit plans to cover cochlear implants.

     Jan 13-introduced in Senate
     Jan 14-to Banking and Insurance (S)
     Feb 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 10, 1998
     Feb 10-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 11-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 12-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Floor Amendments (1) and (2); received in House
     Feb 17-to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 4, 1998
     Mar 4-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 12-floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 91-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2); received in Senate
     Mar 19-posted for passage for concurrence in House amendments on March 23, 1998
     Mar 23-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 24-Senate concurred in House floor amendments (1) and (2); passed 33-0
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor

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