Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 984
Session Year 2019
AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM ESSENTIAL HEALTH COVERAGE, REPORTS REGARDING HEALTH INSURANCE AND TAXATION, A HEALTH INSURER SURCHARGE AND THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.
To: (1) Establish a minimum essential health coverage requirement; (2) require the Commissioner of Revenue Services to develop methods to enforce such requirement and design a tax credit to offset the cost of health insurance; (3) impose a tax on certain health carriers for net direct premiums; (4) establish the "Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange Fund"; (5) require certain insurers, health care centers, fraternal benefit societies, hospital service corporations, medical service corporations and other entities that transact health insurance business in this state or administer state health plans to offer not fewer than one qualified health plan through the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; and (6) require the Office of Health Strategy to study the possible implementation of state-financed health insurance premium and cost-sharing subsidies and a reinsurance program.