1751.271 Medicaid providers - performance bond.

(A) Each health insuring corporation that provides coverage to medicaid recipients shall post a performance bond in the amount of three million dollars as security to fulfill the obligations of the health insuring corporation to pay claims of contracted providers for covered health care services provided to medicaid recipients. The bond shall be payable to the department of insurance in the event that the health insuring corporation is placed in rehabilitation or liquidation proceedings under Chapter 3903. of the Revised Code, and shall become a special deposit subject to section 3903.14 or 3903.421 of the Revised Code, as applicable. In lieu of the performance bond, a medicaid health insuring corporation may deposit securities with the superintendent of insurance, acceptable to the superintendent, in the amount of three million dollars, to satisfy the bonding requirements of this section. Upon rehabilitation or liquidation, the securities shall become a special deposit subject to sections 3903.14 and 3903.421 of the Revised Code, as applicable. The health insuring corporation shall receive the interest on the deposited securities as long as the health insuring corporation remains solvent.

(B) The bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed with the department of insurance. The bond or deposit, or any replacement bond or deposit, shall be in a form acceptable to the superintendent, and shall remain in effect during the duration of the medicaid health insuring corporation's license and thereafter until all claims against the medicaid health insuring corporation have been paid in full.

(C) Documentation of the bond acceptable to the superintendent of insurance shall be filed with the superintendent prior to the issuance of a certificate of authority. Annually, thirty days prior to the renewal of its certificate of authority, every medicaid health insuring corporation shall furnish the superintendent of insurance with evidence that the required bond is still in effect.

(D) As used in this section:

(1) "Contracted provider" means a provider that has a contract with a medicaid health insuring corporation to provide covered health care services to medicaid recipients.

(2) "Medicaid health insuring corporation" means a health insuring corporation that provides health insurance coverage or otherwise assumes claims liabilities for medicaid recipients.

(3) "Medicaid recipient" means a person enrolled in the medicaid program .

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-29-2005