PA 17-15—sSB 946

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE AND RELATED STATUTES

SUMMARY: This act makes several minor, technical, and conforming changes to the insurance statutes. Among other things, it specifies:

1. that health carriers (i.e. insurers and HMOs), instead of performing monthly updates, must update and maintain provider directories in accordance with existing, more detailed provisions enacted in PA 16-205 ( 3);

2. the type of individual health insurance policies that must cover chiropractic services ( 97); and

3. that certain examination provisions that apply to insurers under existing law also apply to (a) health care centers (i.e., HMOs), (b) corporations or associations collecting an insurer's underwriting data, and (c) any corporation engaged in certain insurance and securities transactions ( 4).

The act also (1) removes obsolete references to health insurance conversion provisions (i.e., provisions allowing conversion of job-based insurance to an individual policy if eligibility for the job-based insurance is lost) ( 12 & 102) and (2) adds credit and travel insurance to limited lines insurance, which under existing law also includes any other line of insurance that the commissioner finds necessary to comply with certain nonresident licensing laws ( 80).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017