(A) As used in sections 3924.41 and 3924.42 of the Revised Code, "health insurer" means any sickness and accident insurer or health insuring corporation. "Health insurer" also includes any group health plan as defined in section 607 of the federal "Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974," 88 Stat. 832, 29 U.S.C.A. 1167.
(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Revised Code, no health insurer shall take into consideration the availability of, or eligibility for, medical assistance in this state under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code or in any other state pursuant to Title XIX of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended, when determining an individual's eligibility for coverage or when making payments to or on behalf of an enrollee, subscriber, policyholder, or certificate holder.
Effective Date: 06-04-1997