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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 107 : HEALTH INSURANCE

Subchapter 001 : GENERALLY

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4084a)
  • § 4084a. Short-term, limited-duration health insurance

    (a) As used in this section, "short-term, limited-duration health insurance" means health insurance that provides medical, hospital, or major medical expense benefits coverage pursuant to a policy or contract with an insurer and that has an expiration date specified in the policy or contract that is three months or less after the original effective date of the policy or contract.

    (b) An insurer shall not provide short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage unless the insurer has a certificate of authority from the Commissioner to offer health insurance as defined in subdivision 3301(a)(2) of this title or is licensed or registered with the Commissioner as a nonprofit hospital or medical service corporation, health maintenance organization, or managed care organization, unless the insurer is exempted by subdivision 3368(a)(4) of this title.

    (c) A short-term, limited-duration health insurance policy or contract shall be nonrenewable, and an insurer shall not issue a short-term, limited-duration health insurance policy or contract to any person if the issuance would result in the person being covered by short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage for more than three months in any 12-month period.

    (d) A policy or contract for short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage shall display prominently in the policy or contract and in any application materials provided in connection with enrollment in that coverage, in at least 14-point type, certain disclosures regarding the scope of short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage, including the types of benefits and consumer protections that are and are not included. The Commissioner shall determine the specific disclosure language that shall be used in all short-term, limited-duration health insurance policies, contracts, and application materials and shall provide the language to the insurers offering that coverage.

    (e) The Commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 25:

    (1) establishing the minimum financial, marketing, service, and other requirements for registration of an insurer to provide short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage to individuals in this State;

    (2) requiring an insurer seeking to provide short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage to individuals in this State to file its rates and forms with the Commissioner for his or her approval;

    (3) requiring an insurer seeking to provide short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage to individuals in this State to file its advertising materials with the Commissioner for his or her approval; and

    (4) establishing such other requirements as the Commissioner deems necessary to protect Vermont consumers and promote the stability of Vermont's health insurance markets.

    (f) The provisions of section 4089f of this title, and any rules adopted under that section, shall apply to short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage. (Added 2017, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 16, 2018.)