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HB 244 (BR 1158) - J. Greer

     AN ACT relating to insurance.
     Amend KRS 304.9-020 to amend the definition of "rental vehicle agent" to substitute the term "vehicle" for the term "car"; amend KRS 304.12-100 to provide that nothing in KRS 304.12-080, 304.12-090, or 304.12.-110 prohibits the payment of any compensation, fee or other consideration to an individual not licensed to sell insurance for referral of a consumer to a licensed individual in accordance with KRS 403.9-425; amend KRS 304.13-011, 304.13-121, 304.17-030, 304.17-180, 304.17-300, and 304.30-080 to make technical corrections; amend KRS 304.17B-015 to delete the requirement that a Kentucky Access enrollee whose premium rates exceed claims for a period of three years be issued a notice of insurability, and that a notice indicate that an enrollee whose claims have not exceeded premium rates for a three-year period is eligible to obtain insurance in the regular individual market; delete reference to an individual's spouse or dependent from use of the term "eligible for"; amend KRS 304.24-320, relating to the payment of dividends to an insurer's stockholders from surplus funds, to substitute the term "retained earnings" for the term "realized net profits"; amend KRS 304.24-430 to delete the amount of the fee to be charged by the Secretary of State for filing a trustee's certificate regarding voluntary dissolution of a solvent domestic stock or mutual insurer; repeal KRS 304.14-400, 304.17-240, 304.17-290, and 304.17A-290.

HB 244 - AMENDMENTS


     SCA (1, J. Carpenter) - Add and amend KRS 304.50-010, 304.50-085, and 342.350 to authorize a workers' compensation self-insured group to contract and to sue and be sued in the name adopted by the group.
     SCA (2, D. Ridley) - Create a new section of Subtitle 22 of KRS Chapter 304 to require agent licensing of a title insurance agent; exempt attorneys admitted to practice in Kentucky; require continuing education in accordance with KRS 304.9-295.
     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Create a new section of Subtitle 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to define "covered services", "limited plan", and "enrollee"; provide that a contract of any limited plan that covers any services or a contract or participating provider agreement shall not require a participating provider to provide services that are not covered by the plan to an enrollee at a fee set by or subject to approval of the limited plan, and provide that this provision does not restrict a provider from voluntarily entering into a contract to provide non-covered services to an enrollee at a discount or fee set by the plan if the contract discloses the fee or discount and is agreed to by the provider in writing.
     SFA (2, J. Denton) - Create a new section of Subtitle 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to allow the setting fees for noncovered services or requiring plan approval in a limited health service benefit plan participating provider agreement.
     SFA (3, J. Denton) - Create a new section of Subtitle 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to define "covered services "and "enrollee" and to clarify the definition of "limited health service benefit plan;" provide that a contract of any limited health service benefit plan that covers any services or a contract or participating provider agreement shall not require a participating provider to provide services that are not covered by the plan to an enrollee at a fee set by or subject to approval of the plan, and provide that this provision does not restrict a provider from voluntarily entering into a contract to provide non-covered services to an enrollee at a discount or fee set by the plan if the contract discloses the fee or discount and is agreed to by the provider in writing; provide that a provider's refusal to agree to provisions relating to non-covered services shall not be the basis for refusal to enter into a contract or provider agreement or for applying lower reimbursement rates for covered services.

     Jan 11-introduced in House
     Jan 12-to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 7, 2012
     Feb 7-3rd reading, passed 98-0
     Feb 8-received in Senate
     Feb 10-to Transportation (S)
     Mar 22-reassigned to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Mar 26-taken from Banking & Insurance (S); 1st reading; returned to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with committee amendments (1) and (2) as a Consent Bill
     Mar 29-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed
     Mar 30-recommitted to Banking & Insurance (S)

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