2017 ORS 743B.100¹
Department’s authority to regulate market

(1) In order to ensure the broadest availability of small employer and individual health benefit plans, the Department of Consumer and Business Services may approve market conduct and other requirements for carriers and insurance producers, including:

(a) Registration by each carrier with the department of the carrier’s intention to offer group health benefit plans under ORS 743B.010 (Issuance of group health benefit plan to affiliated group of employers) to 743B.013 (Requirements for small employer health benefit plans) or individual health benefit plans, or both.

(b) To the extent deemed necessary by the department to ensure the fair distribution of high-risk individuals and groups among carriers, periodic reports by carriers and insurance producers concerning small employer and individual health benefit plans issued, provided that reporting requirements shall be limited to information concerning case characteristics and numbers of health benefit plans in various categories sold or issued to small employers and individuals.

(c) Methods concerning periodic demonstration by carriers offering health benefit plans to individuals or small employers and insurance producers that the carriers and insurance producers are selling or issuing health benefit plans in fulfillment of the purposes of ORS 743.004 (Submission of information by carriers offering health benefit plans), 743.022 (Premium rates for individual health benefit plans), 743.535 (Health benefit coverage for guaranteed association) and 743B.003 (Purposes) to 743B.127 (Rules for ORS 743.022, 743B.125 and 743B.126).

(2) The department may require carriers and insurance producers offering health benefit plans to individuals or small employers to use the open and special enrollment periods prescribed by the department by rule. [Formerly 743.745]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743B—Health Benefit Plans: Individual and Group, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors743B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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