TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-18.1
Compliance of Health Benefit Contracts and Medical Assistance Program with Federal Law

SECTION 27-18.1-2


§ 27-18.1-2 Definitions.

(a) "Blanket or group policy of insurance" means any accident and sickness insurance policy made exempt from the provisions of chapter 18 of this title by the operation of § 27-18-19(3).

(b) "Contract providing a health benefit or benefits" means a policy of accident and health insurance which provides a health benefit or that part of a policy, which provides other benefits in addition to health benefits, which does provide health benefits. It also means a subscriber contract offered by a health maintenance organization or by any nonprofit service corporation, whether or not the contract is described as providing health maintenance organization benefits.

(c) "Health benefit" means benefit or health benefit as defined in § 42-62-4.

(d) "Health maintenance organization" means a "qualified health maintenance organization" as referred to in § 42-62-9.

(e) "Insurance company" means a domestic insurance company incorporated by the general assembly and subject to chapter 1 of this title, or a foreign insurance company licensed to do business in Rhode Island and subject to chapter 2 of this title.

(f) "Nonprofit service corporation" means a nonprofit hospital service corporation as defined in chapter 19 of this title, a nonprofit medical service corporation as defined in chapter 20 of this title, a nonprofit dental service corporation as defined in chapter 20.1 of this title, or a nonprofit optometric service corporation as defined in chapter 20.2 of this title.

(g) "Policy of accident and sickness insurance" means a policy of accident and sickness insurance as defined in chapter 18 of this title, and, in addition, means any blanket or group policy of insurance, as defined in subsection (a) of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 52, § 1.)