1751.08 Inapplicability of insurance laws.

(A) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter or Title XXXIX [39] of the Revised Code, provisions of Title XXXIX [39] of the Revised Code shall not be applicable to any health insuring corporation holding a certificate of authority under this chapter. This division shall not apply to an insurer licensed and regulated pursuant to Title XXXIX [39] of the Revised Code except with respect to its health insuring corporation activities authorized and regulated pursuant to this chapter.

(B) For the purpose of clarifying jurisdiction under the "Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978," 92 Stat. 2549, 11 U.S.C.A. 101 , and in recognition of the right of this state to regulate domestic insurance companies under the "McCarran-Ferguson Act," 59 Stat. 33 (1945), 15 U.S.C.A. 1011 , a health insuring corporation is deemed to be a domestic insurance company.

(C) Solicitation of enrollees by a health insuring corporation holding a certificate of authority under this chapter, or its representatives, shall not be construed to violate any provision of law relating to solicitation or advertising by health professionals.

(D) Any health insuring corporation holding a certificate of authority under this chapter shall not be considered to be practicing medicine.

Cite as R.C. § 1751.08

History. Effective Date: 06-04-1997