§ 27-4.7-16. Prior notification of discontinuance of health insurance coverage.
(a) At any time that a health organization elects to discontinue providing all health benefit plans to either individual or group policyholders in this state, the health organization shall provide written notice of this decision to the director of health and the director of the department of business regulation and to all affected health benefit plan group and individual policyholders at least one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the planned date of discontinuation of all health benefit plans by the health organization. Notice to the director of health and the director of the department of business regulation shall be provided at least five (5) working days prior to the notice to affected enrollees.
(b) Any health organization in violation of this notification requirement is subject to an administrative penalty in an amount not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
(P.L. 2000, ch. 200, § 11; P.L. 2000, ch. 229, § 11.)