3924.12 [Suspended eff. 1/1/2014 through 1/1/2018; See Note] Premium rates.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, premium rates charged for coverage reinsured by the Ohio health reinsurance program shall be established as follows:

(1) For whole group reinsurance coverage, one and one-half times the adjusted average market premium price established by the program for that classification or group with similar characteristics and coverage, with respect to the eligible employees of a small employer and their dependents, all of whose coverage is reinsured with the program, minus a ceding expense factor determined by the board of directors of the program;

(2) For individual reinsurance coverage, five times the adjusted average market premium price established by the program for an individual in that classification or group with similar characteristics and coverage, with respect to an eligible employee or the employee's dependents, minus a ceding expense factor determined by the board.

(B) Premium rates charged for reinsurance by the program to a health insuring corporation that is approved by the secretary of health and human services as a federally qualified health maintenance organization pursuant to the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301 , as amended, and as such is subject to requirements that limit the amount of risk that may be ceded to the program, may be modified to reflect the portion of risk that may be ceded to the program.

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..

Effective Date: 06-30-1997

Related Legislative Provision: See 130th General Assembly File No. 15, SB 9, §3.