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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 107 : HEALTH INSURANCE

Subchapter 001 : GENERALLY

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4080e)
  • § 4080e. Medicare supplemental health insurance policies; community rating; disability

    (a) A health insurance company, hospital or medical service corporation, or health maintenance organization shall use a community rating method acceptable to the Commissioner for determining premiums for Medicare supplemental insurance policies.

    (b) The Commissioner shall adopt rules for standards and procedure for permitting health insurance companies, hospital or medical service organizations, or health maintenance organizations that issue Medicare supplemental insurance policies to use one or more risk classifications in their community rating method. The premium charged shall not deviate from the community rate and the rules shall not permit medical underwriting and screening, except that a health insurance company, hospital or medical service corporation, or health maintenance organization may set different community rates for persons eligible for Medicare by reason of age and persons eligible for Medicare by reason of disability.

    (c) A health insurance company, hospital or medical service corporation, or health maintenance organization that issues Medicare supplemental insurance policies or certificates to a person eligible for Medicare by reason of age shall make available, to persons eligible for Medicare by reason of disability, the same policies or certificates which are offered and sold to persons eligible for Medicare by reason of age. This subsection does not apply to persons eligible for Medicare by reason of end stage renal disease. The initial enrollment period for any such policies or certificates shall be at least six months following the date the individual becomes eligible for Medicare by reason of disability. Any additional enrollment periods as required by law and offered to individuals eligible by reason of age shall be offered to individuals eligible by reason of disability. (Added 1997, No. 13, § 2; amended 2001, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 8, 2002.)