The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 10401. Definitions
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Health insurance" means any group or individual health care benefit policy, contract, or other health benefit plan offered, issued, renewed, or administered by any health insurer, including any health care benefit plan offered, issued, renewed, or administered by any health insurance company, any nonprofit hospital and medical service corporation, any dental service corporation, or any managed care organization as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9402. The term includes comprehensive major medical policies, contracts, or plans; short-term, limited-duration health insurance policies and contracts as defined in 8 V.S.A. § 4084a; student health insurance policies; and Medicare supplemental policies, contracts, or plans, but does not include Medicaid or any other State health care assistance program in which claims are financed in whole or in part through a federal program unless authorized by federal law and approved by the General Assembly. The term does not include policies issued for specified disease, accident, injury, hospital indemnity, long-term care, disability income, or other limited benefit health insurance policies, except that any policy providing coverage for dental services shall be included.
(2) "Health insurer" means any person who offers, issues, renews, or administers a health insurance policy, contract, or other health benefit plan in this State and includes third party administrators or pharmacy benefit managers who provide administrative services only for a health benefit plan offering coverage in this State. The term does not include a third party administrator or pharmacy benefit manager to the extent that a health insurer has paid the fee which would otherwise be imposed in connection with health care claims administered by the third party administrator or pharmacy benefit manager. (Added 2013, No. 73, § 48; amended 2017, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. May 16, 2018; 2019, No. 14, § 83, eff. April 30, 2019.)