Montana Title 33. Insurance and Insurance Companies § 33-31-313. Premium increase restriction--exception

(1) A health maintenance organization may not increase a premium for an individual's or an individual's group health care services agreement more frequently than once during a 12-month period unless failure to increase the premium more frequently than once during the 12-month period would:

(a) place the health maintenance organization in violation of the laws of this state;  or

(b) cause the financial impairment of the health maintenance organization to the extent that further transaction of insurance by the health maintenance organization would injure or be hazardous to its enrollees or to the public.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a premium increase necessitated by a state or federal law, by a court decision, by a state rule, or by a federal regulation.


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