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Subchapter 001 : GENERALLY(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4088h)
§ 4088h. Health insurance and the Blueprint for Health
(a)(1) A health insurance plan shall be offered, issued, and administered consistent with the Blueprint for Health established in 18 V.S.A. chapter 13, as determined by the Commissioner.
(2) As used in this section, “health insurance plan” means any individual or group health insurance policy, any hospital or medical service corporation or health maintenance organization subscriber contract, or any other health benefit plan offered, issued, or renewed for any person in this State by a health insurer, as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9402. The term shall include the health benefit plan offered by the State of Vermont to its employees and any health benefit plan offered by any agency or instrumentality of the State to its employees. The term shall not include benefit plans providing coverage for specific disease or other limited benefit coverage unless so directed by the Commissioner.
(b) Health insurers as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 701 shall participate in the Blueprint for Health as specified in 18 V.S.A. § 706. In consultation with the Director of the Blueprint for Health and the Director of Health Care Reform, the Commissioner may establish procedures to exempt or limit the participation of health insurers offering a stand-alone dental plan or specific disease or other limited-benefit coverage. A health insurer shall be exempt from participation if the insurer offers only benefit plans which are paid directly to the individual insured or the insured’s assigned beneficiaries and for which the amount of the benefit is not based upon potential medical costs or actual costs incurred. (Added 2007, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2009, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 15.)