§ 27-18-2.1. Uniform explanation of benefits and coverage.
(a) A health insurance carrier shall provide a summary of benefits and coverage explanation and definitions to policyholders and others required by, and at the times and in the format required, by the federal regulations adopted under section 2715 [42 U.S.C. § 300gg-15] of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the federal Affordable Care Act. The forms required by this section shall be made available to the commissioner on request. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the commissioner under existing state law.
(b) The provisions of this section shall apply to grandfathered health plans. This section shall not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified disease indemnity; (8) sickness or bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
(c) If the commissioner of the office of the health insurance commissioner determines that the corresponding provision of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been declared invalid by a final judgment of the federal judicial branch or has been repealed by an act of Congress, on the date of the commissioner's determination this section shall have its effectiveness suspended indefinitely, and the commissioner shall take no action to enforce this section. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the commissioner under existing state law.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 256, § 2; P.L. 2012, ch. 262, § 2.)