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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 243 : HEALTH CARE CLAIMS TAX

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 10402)
  • [Section 10402 effective until July 1, 2017; see also section 10402 effective July 1, 2017 set out below.]§ 10402. Health care claims tax

    (a) There is imposed on every health insurer an annual tax in an amount equal to 0.999 of one percent of all health insurance claims paid by the health insurer for its Vermont members in the previous fiscal year ending June 30. The annual fee shall be paid to the Commissioner of Taxes in one installment due by January 1.

    (b) Revenues paid and collected under this chapter shall be deposited as follows:

    (1) 0.199 of one percent of all health insurance claims into the Health IT-Fund established in section 10301 of this title; and

    (2) 0.8 of one percent of all health insurance claims into the State Health Care Resources Fund established in 33 V.S.A. § 1901d.

    (c) The annual cost to obtain Vermont Healthcare Claims Uniform Reporting and Evaluation System (VHCURES) data, pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 9410, for use by the Department of Taxes shall be paid from the Vermont Health IT-Fund and the State Health Care Resources Fund in the same proportion as revenues are deposited into those Funds.

    (d) It is the intent of the General Assembly that all health insurers shall contribute equitably through the tax imposed in subsection (a) of this section. In the event that the tax is found not to be enforceable as applied to third party administrators or other entities, the tax owed by all other health insurers shall remain at the existing level and the General Assembly shall consider alternative funding mechanisms that would be enforceable as to all health insurers. (Added 2013, No. 73, § 48.)

  • [Section 10402 effective July 1, 2017; see also section 10402 effective until July 1, 2017 set out above.]§ 10402. Health care claims tax

    (a) There is imposed on every health insurer an annual tax in an amount equal to 0.8 of one percent of all health insurance claims paid by the health insurer for its Vermont members in the previous fiscal year ending June 30. The annual fee shall be paid to the Commissioner of Taxes in one installment due by January 1.

    (b) Revenues paid and collected under this chapter shall be deposited into the State Health Care Resources Fund established in 33 V.S.A. § 1901d.

    (c) The annual cost to obtain Vermont Healthcare Claims Uniform Reporting and Evaluation System (VHCURES) data, pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 9410, for use by the Department of Taxes shall be paid from the Vermont Health IT-Fund and the State Health Care Resources Fund in the same proportion as revenues are deposited into those Funds.

    (d) It is the intent of the General Assembly that all health insurers shall contribute equitably through the tax imposed in subsection (a) of this section. In the event that the tax is found not to be enforceable as applied to third party administrators or other entities, the tax owed by all other health insurers shall remain at the existing level and the General Assembly shall consider alternative funding mechanisms that would be enforceable as to all health insurers. (Added 2013, No. 73, § 48; amended 2013, No. 73, § 53, eff. July 1, 2017.)