HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 10, 2014

TIME:

5:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2061, HD1

(HSCR236-14)

Status

RELATING TO FERTILITY RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS.

Requires insurance coverage for embryo, oocyte, and sperm cryopreservation procedures for adults diagnosed with cancer who have not started cancer treatment. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2061 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2355, HD1

(HSCR237-14)

Status

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Provides insurance coverage equality for women who are diagnosed with infertility by making available to them expanded treatment options, ensuring adequate and affordable health care services. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2355 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2528, HD1

(HSCR239-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires vendors who have been awarded contracts through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies bidding program to have a physical presence in Hawaii. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2528 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2174, HD1

(HSCR235-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2174 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2270, HD1

(HSCR234-14)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates Title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to insurance. Improves the operations of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division. Ensures that the Insurance Division retains its accreditation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and complies with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2270 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2269, HD1

(HSCR243-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires the Insurance Commissioner to annually collect and publish health insurance premium information from managed care providers. Effective on July 1, 2050. (HB2269 HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2525, HD1

(HSCR242-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE RATES.

Establishes and appropriates funds for the state innovation waiver task force to develop a plan for applying for a state innovation waiver under the PPACA. Requires individual health insurance plans and small group plans to establish rates based upon community rating. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2527, HD1

(HSCR241-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURERS ASSESSMENTS.

Establishes a sustainability fee for the Hawaii health connector. Deposits the fee into a special subaccount of the compliance resolution fund. Effective 07/01/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2529, HD1

(HSCR240-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes the Hawaii Health Connector as a state entity as of 01/01/2015. Creates the consumer, patient, business, and health care advisory group and the intergovernmental agency advisory group to advise the Connector board of directors. Appropriates moneys to the Connector. Establishes a sustainability fee to support operations of the Connector. Establishes and appropriates moneys for a state innovation waiver task force to develop a plan for applying for a state innovation waiver under the PPACA. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing. Those wishing to provide oral testimony will be limited to two minutes.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 20 copies (including an original) to Room 314 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8437 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6160 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair