STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1006-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2208

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 2208, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to enable voluntary employer associations formed for the purpose of providing, or otherwise authorized by the federal Department of Labor to issue, group health insurance to operate within the State and to require that these association health plan policies comply with the laws of this State regardless of the association's domicile.

 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Hawaii Medical Service Association, and Save Medicaid Hawaii supported this measure. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offered comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2208, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair