Connecticut General Statutes Title 38A. Insurance § 38a-513. Approval of policy forms and small employer rates. Prescription drug rebates. Medicare supplement policies. Age, gender, previous claim or medical history rating prohibited. Optional life insurance rider. Group specified disease policies
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(a) (1) No group health insurance policy, as defined by the commissioner, or certificate shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this state unless a copy of the form for such policy or certificate has been submitted to and approved by the commissioner under the regulations adopted pursuant to this section. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, 1 concerning the provisions, submission and approval of such policies and certificates and establishing a procedure for reviewing such policies and certificates. The commissioner shall disapprove the use of such form at any time if it does not comply with the requirements of law, or if it contains a provision or provisions that are unfair or deceptive or that encourage misrepresentation of the policy. The commissioner shall notify, in writing, the insurer that has filed any such form of the commissioner's disapproval, specifying the reasons for disapproval, and ordering that no such insurer shall deliver or issue for delivery to any person in this state a policy on or containing such form. The provisions of section 38a-19 shall apply to such order.
(2) No group health insurance policy or certificate for a small employer, as defined in section 38a-564, shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this state unless the premium rates have been submitted to and approved by the commissioner. Premium rate filings shall include the information and data required under section 38a-479qqq if the policy is subject to said section, and an actuarial memorandum that includes, but is not limited to, pricing assumptions and claims experience, and premium rates and loss ratios from the inception of the policy. Each premium rate filed on or after January 1, 2021, shall, if the insurer intends to account for rebates, as defined in section 38a-479ooo in the manner specified in section 38a-479rrr, account for such rebates in such manner, if the policy is subject to section 38a-479rrr. As used in this subdivision, “loss ratio” means the ratio of incurred claims to earned premiums by the number of years of policy duration for all combined durations.
(b) No insurance company, fraternal benefit society, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, health care center or other entity that delivers or issues for delivery in this state any Medicare supplement policies or certificates shall incorporate in its rates or determinations to grant coverage for Medicare supplement insurance policies or certificates any factors or values based on the age, gender, previous claims history or the medical condition of any person covered by such policy or certificate.
(c) Nothing in this chapter shall preclude the issuance of a group health insurance policy that includes an optional life insurance rider, provided the optional life insurance rider shall be filed with and approved by the Insurance Commissioner pursuant to section 38a-430. Any company offering such policies for sale in this state shall be licensed to sell life insurance in this state pursuant to the provisions of section 38a-41.
(d) Not later than January 1, 2009, the commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to establish minimum standards for benefits in group specified disease policies, certificates, riders, endorsements and benefits.
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