REPORT TITLE:
Health Insurance


DESCRIPTION:
Requires health insurance coverages to equitably reimburse for
aeromedical services.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           581
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENTS. 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 431:10A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately
 
 3 designated and to read as follows:
 
 4      "431:10A-    Coverage and reimbursement for aeromedical
 
 5 services.  Each policy of accident and sickness insurance
 
 6 insurance issued or renewed in this State, each employer group
 
 7 health policy, contract, plan, or agreement issued or renewed in
 
 8 this State, all health insurance policies issued or renewed in
 
 9 this State, all policies providing family coverages as defined in
 
10 section 431:10A-103, and all policies providing reciprocal
 
11 beneficiary family coverage as defined in section 431:10A-601,
 
12 shall contain a provision for coverage equitable reimbursement
 
13 for emergency services rendered by helicopter aeromedical
 
14 services."
 
15      SECTION 2.  Chapter 432D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
16 amended by adding a new section to part VI to be appropriately
 
17 designated and to read as follows:
 
18      "432D-    Coverage and reimbursement for aeromedical
 
19 services.  All individual and group hospital and medical service
 

 
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 1 plan contracts and medical service corporation contracts under
 
 2 this chapter shall provide coverage and equitable reimbursement
 
 3 for emergency services rendered by helicopter aeromedical
 
 4 services."
 
 5      SECTION 3.  Section 432D-23, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 6 amended to read as follows:
 
 7      "[[]432D-23[]]  Required provisions and benefits.
 
 8 Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, each
 
 9 policy, contract, plan, or agreement issued in the State after
 
10 January 1, 1995, by health maintenance organizations pursuant to
 
11 this chapter, shall include benefits provided in sections
 
12 431:10-212, 431:10A-115, 431:10A-115.5, 431:10A-116,
 
13 431:10A-116.5, [and] 431:10A-116.6, and 431:10A-   , and chapter
 
14 431M."
 
15      SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
16 New statutory material is underscored.
 
17      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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19                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________