2017 ORS 743B.129¹
Shortening period of exclusion following discontinued offering
  • rules

(1) As used in this section, “procedural requirements” means the processes that the Department of Consumer and Business Services will use to obtain public input such as public hearings, rule comment periods and the electronic distribution of information by the department.

(2) The department shall adopt rules establishing standards for shortening the period of prohibition under ORS 743B.012 (Requirement to offer all health benefit plans to small employers) (10), 743B.104 (Coverage in group health benefit plans) (3) and 743B.126 (Carrier marketing of individual health benefit plans) (7). The standards may include but are not limited to:

(a) Specified procedural requirements.

(b) Documentary standards for the submission of information by carriers or interested parties on whether the requirements of ORS 743B.012 (Requirement to offer all health benefit plans to small employers) (10), 743B.104 (Coverage in group health benefit plans) (3) and 743B.126 (Carrier marketing of individual health benefit plans) (7) have been met.

(c) Factors the department will consider in determining whether the requirements of ORS 743B.012 (Requirement to offer all health benefit plans to small employers) (10), 743B.104 (Coverage in group health benefit plans) (3) and 743B.126 (Carrier marketing of individual health benefit plans) (7) have been met, which may include:

(A) The reasons why the carrier elected to discontinue offering its health benefit plans in this state;

(B) The intent of the carrier in resuming to offer health benefit plans in this state; and

(C) Reasonable conditions, consistent with the Insurance Code, under which a carrier may be permitted to resume offering health benefit plans in this state. [2017 c.206 §7]

Note: 743B.129 (Shortening period of exclusion following discontinued offering) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 743B or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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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