(A) The superintendent of insurance may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement sections 3923.58 and 3923.581 of the Revised Code, including, but not limited to, rules relating to both of the following:
(1) Requirements for adequate notice by carriers to consumers of the availability and premium rates of open enrollment coverage;
(2) Reporting and data collection requirements for implementation of the open enrollment program and to evaluate the performance of the open enrollment program and the individual health insurance market of this state.
(B) On or before June 30, beginning calendar year 2011 and continuing every year thereafter, the superintendent shall issue a report to the governor and the general assembly on the open enrollment program and the performance of the individual health insurance market in this state. The report shall include a determination by the superintendent, supported by a signed letter from a member of the American academy of actuaries, as to whether the amendments by this act to sections 3923.58 and 3923.581 of the Revised Code, have caused the market-wide average medical loss ratio for coverage sold to individual insureds and nonemployer group insureds in thisstate, including open enrollment insureds, to increase and, if so, by how many percentage points.
Suspended by 130th General Assembly File No. 15, SB 9, §3, which provides that during the period beginning on January 1, 2014, and expiring January 1, 2018, the operation of this section is suspended. If the amendments made by 42 U.S.C. 300gg-1 and 300gg-6, regarding the requirements related to health insurance coverage, do not take effect January 1, 2014, or become ineffective prior to the expiration of the suspension on January 1, 2018, then this section, in either its present form or as later amended, again becomes operational..
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Related Legislative Provision: See 130th General Assembly File No. 15, SB 9, §3.