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5 This act modifies the Insurance Code. The act amends provisions related to Accident and
6 Health Insurance. The act permits a carrier to offer less or different coverage than the basic
7 benefit package, the minimum standards required by the commissioner of insurance, or any
8 other health insurance mandate required by state law when the Department of Health offers
9 similar coverage as part of a Medicaid waiver.
10 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
12 31A-22-633, Utah Code Annotated 1953
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
14 Section 1. Section 31A-22-633 is enacted to read:
15 31A-22-633. Exemptions from standards.
16 Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 31A, Insurance Code, any accident and health
17 insurer or health maintenance organization may offer a choice of coverage that is less or different
18 than is otherwise required by applicable state law if:
19 (1) the Department of Health offers a choice of coverage as part of a Medicaid waiver
20 under Title 26, Chapter 18, Medical Assistance Act, which includes:
21 (a) less or different coverage than the basic coverage;
22 (b) less or different coverage than is otherwise required in an insurance policy or health
23 maintenance organization contract under applicable state law; or
24 (c) less or different coverage than required by Subsection 31A-22-605 (4)(b); and
25 (2) the choice of coverage offered by the carrier is the same or similar coverage as the
26 coverage offered by the Department of Health under Subsection (1).
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-15-02 2:53 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.