1751.34 Examinations by superintendent and director.

(A) Each health insuring corporation and each applicant for a certificate of authority under this chapter shall be subject to examination by the superintendent of insurance in accordance with section 3901.07 of the Revised Code. Section 3901.07 of the Revised Code shall govern every aspect of the examination, including the circumstances under and frequency with which it is conducted, the authority of the superintendent and any examiner or other person appointed by the superintendent, the liability for the assessment of expenses incurred in conducting the examination, and the remittance of the assessment to the superintendent's examination fund.

(B) The superintendent shall make an examination concerning the matters subject to the superintendent's consideration in section 1751.04 of the Revised Code as often as the superintendent considers it necessary for the protection of the interests of the people of this state. The expenses of such examinations shall be assessed against the health insuring corporation being examined in the manner in which expenses of examinations are assessed against an insurance company under section 3901.07 of the Revised Code. Nothing in this division requires the superintendent to make an examination of any of the following:

(1) A health insuring corporation that covers solely medicaid recipients;

(2) A health insuring corporation that covers solely medicare beneficiaries;

(3) A health insuring corporation that covers solely medicaid recipients and medicare beneficiaries

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(C) An examination, pursuant to section 3901.07 of the Revised Code, of an insurance company holding a certificate of authority under this chapter to organize and operate a health insuring corporation shall include an examination of the health insuring corporation pursuant to this section and the examination shall satisfy the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) of this section.

(D) The superintendent may conduct market conduct examinations pursuant to section 3901.011 of the Revised Code of any health insuring corporation as often as the superintendent considers it necessary for the protection of the interests of subscribers and enrollees. The expenses of such market conduct examinations shall be assessed against the health insuring corporation being examined. All costs, assessments, or fines collected under this division shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the department of insurance operating fund.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 10/1/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-04-1997; 03-23-2007; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008