3924.41 Prohibiting consideration of eligibility for medical assistance.

(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, the medicaid program in this state or in any other state when determining an individual's eligibility for coverage or when making payments to or on behalf of an enrollee, subscriber, policyholder, or certificate holder.

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

Effective Date: 06-04-1997 .