02RS HB721


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HB 721 (BR 2184) - S. Riggs, R. Crimm, S. Baugh, J. Gooch, R. Palumbo, M. Rader

     AN ACT relating to group health insurance.
     Create new sections of Subtitles 17A, 18, and 38 of KRS Chapter 304 to require group health insurance companies and health maintenance organizations to provide the policyholder, within 21 days after a written request, information the policyholder needs for bids; provide that the information shall include information for the previous three (3) years or the period of coverage, whichever is shorter; provide that the information shall include claims experience, premiums paid, number of insureds or enrollees on a monthly basis, and dependent status; provide that no information must be disclosed which is required by law to be confidential.


     HCA (1, S. Riggs) - Clarify that the insurer does not have to disclose any nonpublic personal health information without the written consent of the individual who is the subject of the information as required by administrative regulation; make technical changes.

     Feb 20-introduced in House
     Feb 21-to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 15, 2002
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 18-received in Senate
     Mar 21-to Banking and Insurance (S)

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