CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 5
relating to commerce; establishing the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
prescribing its powers and duties; prohibiting abortion coverage with certain
exemptions; recognizing the right to a person's physician of choice; establishing
the right not to participate; specifying open meeting requirements and data
practices procedures; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012,
section 13.7191, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law as
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62V.
March 14, 2013
The Honorable Paul Thissen
Speaker of the House of Representatives
The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas
President of the Senate
We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 5 report that we have agreed upon the
items in dispute and recommend as follows:
That the Senate recede from its amendments and that H. F. No. 5 be further amended
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.7191, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
1.22 Subd. 14a. Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Classification and sharing of data
1.23of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is governed by section 62V.06.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13D.08, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.26 Subd. 5a. Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Meetings of the Minnesota
1.27Insurance Marketplace are governed by section 62V.03, subdivision 2.
Sec. 3. [62V.01] TITLE.
1.29This chapter may be cited as the "Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Act."
Sec. 4. [62V.02] DEFINITIONS.
2.2 Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have
2.3the meanings given.
2.4 Subd. 2. Board. "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Insurance
2.5Marketplace specified in section 62V.04.
2.6 Subd. 3. Dental plan. "Dental plan" has the meaning defined in section 62Q.76,
2.8 Subd. 4. Health plan. "Health plan" means a policy, contract, certificate, or
2.9agreement defined in section 62A.011, subdivision 3.
2.10 Subd. 5. Health carrier. "Health carrier" has the meaning defined in section
2.12 Subd. 6. Individual market. "Individual market" means the market for health
2.13insurance coverage offered to individuals.
2.14 Subd. 7. Insurance producer. "Insurance producer" has the meaning defined
2.15in section 60K.31.
2.16 Subd. 8. Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. "Minnesota Insurance Marketplace"
2.17means the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace created as a state health benefit exchange
2.18as described in section 1311 of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,
2.19Public Law 111-148, and further defined through amendments to the act and regulations
2.20issued under the act.
2.21 Subd. 9. Navigator. "Navigator" has the meaning described in section 1311(i) of
2.22the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, and further
2.23defined through amendments to the act and regulations issued under the act.
2.24 Subd. 10. Public health care program. "Public health care program" means any
2.25public health care program administered by the commissioner of human services.
2.26 Subd. 11. Qualified health plan. "Qualified health plan" means a health plan that
2.27meets the definition in section 1301(a) of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148,
2.28and has been certified by the board in accordance with section 62V.05, subdivision 5, to
2.29be offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
2.30 Subd. 12. Small group market. "Small group market" means the market for health
2.31insurance coverage offered to small employers as defined in section 62L.02, subdivision 26.
2.32 Subd. 13. Web site. "Web site" means a site maintained on the World Wide Web by
2.33the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace that allows for access to information and services
2.34provided by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
Sec. 5. [62V.03] MINNESOTA INSURANCE MARKETPLACE;
3.3 Subdivision 1. Creation. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is created as a
3.4board under section 15.012, paragraph (a), to:
3.5(1) promote informed consumer choice, innovation, competition, quality, value,
3.6market participation, affordability, suitable and meaningful choices, health improvement,
3.7care management, reduction of health disparities, and portability of health plans;
3.8(2) facilitate and simplify the comparison, choice, enrollment, and purchase of
3.9health plans for individuals purchasing in the individual market through the Minnesota
3.10Insurance Marketplace and for employees and employers purchasing in the small group
3.11market through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
3.12(3) assist small employers with access to small business health insurance tax credits
3.13and to assist individuals with access to public health care programs, premium assistance
3.14tax credits and cost-sharing reductions, and certificates of exemption from individual
3.16(4) facilitate the integration and transition of individuals between public health care
3.17programs and health plans in the individual or group market and develop processes that, to
3.18the maximum extent possible, provide for continuous coverage; and
3.19 (5) establish and modify as necessary a name and brand for the Minnesota Insurance
3.20Marketplace based on market studies that show maximum effectiveness in attracting the
3.21uninsured and motivating them to take action.
3.22 Subd. 2. Application of other law. (a) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace must
3.23be reviewed by the legislative auditor under section 3.971. The legislative auditor shall
3.24audit the books, accounts, and affairs of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace once each
3.25year or less frequently as the legislative auditor's funds and personnel permit. Upon the
3.26audit of the financial accounts and affairs of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, the
3.27Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is liable to the state for the total cost and expenses of
3.28the audit, including the salaries paid to the examiners while actually engaged in making
3.29the examination. The legislative auditor may bill the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
3.30either monthly or at the completion of the audit. All collections received for the audits
3.31must be deposited in the general fund and are appropriated to the legislative auditor.
3.32Pursuant to section 3.97, subdivision 3a, the Legislative Audit Commission is requested
3.33to direct the legislative auditor to report by March 1, 2014, to the legislature on any
3.34duplication of services that occurs within state government as a result of the creation of the
3.35Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. The legislative auditor may make recommendations on
4.1consolidating or eliminating any services deemed duplicative. The board shall reimburse
4.2the legislative auditor for any costs incurred in the creation of this report.
4.3(b) Board members of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace are subject to sections
4.410A.07 and 10A.09. Board members and the personnel of the Minnesota Insurance
4.5Marketplace are subject to section 10A.071.
4.6(c) All meetings of the board shall comply with the open meeting law in chapter
4.713D, except that:
4.8(1) meetings, or portions of meetings, regarding compensation negotiations with the
4.9director or managerial staff may be closed in the same manner and according to the same
4.10procedures identified in section 13D.03;
4.11(2) meetings regarding contract negotiation strategy may be closed in the same
4.12manner and according to the same procedures identified in section 13D.05, subdivision 3,
4.13paragraph (c); and
4.14(3) meetings, or portions of meetings, regarding not public data described in section
4.1562V.06, subdivision 3, and regarding trade secret information as defined in section 13.37,
4.16subdivision 1, paragraph (b), are closed to the public, but must otherwise comply with
4.17the procedures identified in chapter 13D.
4.18(d) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and provisions specified under this
4.19chapter are exempt from:
4.20(1) chapter 14, including section 14.386, except as specified in section 62V.05; and
4.21(2) chapters 16B and 16C, with the exception of sections 16C.08, subdivision
4.222, paragraph (b), clauses (1) to (8); 16C.086; 16C.09, paragraph (a), clauses (1) and
4.23(3), paragraph (b), and paragraph (c); and section 16C.16. However, the Minnesota
4.24Insurance Marketplace, in consultation with the commissioner of administration, shall
4.25implement policies and procedures to establish an open and competitive procurement
4.26process for the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace that, to the extent practicable, conforms
4.27to the principles and procedures contained in chapters 16B and 16C. In addition, the
4.28Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may enter into an agreement with the commissioner of
4.29administration for other services.
4.30(e) The board and the Web site are exempt from chapter 60K. Any employee of the
4.31Minnesota Insurance Marketplace who sells, solicits, or negotiates insurance to individuals
4.32or small employers must be licensed as an insurance producer under chapter 60K.
4.33(f) Section 3.3005 applies to any federal funds received by the Minnesota Insurance
4.35(g) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is exempt from the following sections in
4.36chapter 16E: 16E.01, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); 16E.03, subdivisions 3 and 4; 16E.04,
5.1subdivision 1, subdivision 2, paragraph (e), and subdivision 3, paragraph (b); 16E.0465;
5.216E.055; 16E.145; 16E.15; 16E.16; 16E.17; 16E.18; and 16E.22.
5.3(h) A Minnesota Insurance Marketplace decision that requires a vote of the board,
5.4other than a decision that applies only to hiring of employees or other internal management
5.5of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, is an "administrative action" under section
5.610A.01, subdivision 2.
5.7 Subd. 3. Continued operation of a private marketplace. (a) Nothing in this chapter
5.8shall be construed to prohibit: (1) a health carrier from offering outside of the Minnesota
5.9Insurance Marketplace a health plan to a qualified individual or qualified employer; and
5.10(2) a qualified individual from enrolling in, or a qualified employer from selecting for its
5.11employees, a health plan offered outside of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
5.12 (b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to restrict the choice of a qualified
5.13individual to enroll or not enroll in a qualified health plan or to participate in the Minnesota
5.14Insurance Marketplace. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to compel an individual
5.15to enroll in a qualified health plan or to participate in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
5.16 (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "qualified individual" and "qualified employer"
5.17have the meanings given in section 1312 of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148,
5.18and further defined through amendments to the act and regulations issued under the act.
Sec. 6. [62V.04] GOVERNANCE.
5.20 Subdivision 1. Board. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is governed by a
5.21board of directors with seven members.
5.22 Subd. 2. Appointment. (a) Board membership of the Minnesota Insurance
5.23Marketplace consists of the following:
5.24(1) three members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of both the
5.25senate and the house of representatives acting separately in accordance with paragraph (d),
5.26with one member representing the interests of individual consumers eligible for individual
5.27market coverage, one member representing individual consumers eligible for public health
5.28care program coverage, and one member representing small employers. Members are
5.29appointed to serve four-year terms following the initial staggered-term lot determination;
5.30(2) three members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of both the
5.31senate and the house of representatives acting separately in accordance with paragraph (d)
5.32who have demonstrated expertise, leadership, and innovation in the following areas: one
5.33member representing the areas of health administration, health care finance, health plan
5.34purchasing, and health care delivery systems; one member representing the areas of public
5.35health, health disparities, public health care programs, and the uninsured; and one member
6.1representing health policy issues related to the small group and individual markets.
6.2Members are appointed to serve four-year terms following the initial staggered-term lot
6.4(3) the commissioner of human services or a designee.
6.5(b) Section 15.0597 shall apply to all appointments, except for the commissioner.
6.6(c) The governor shall make appointments to the board that are consistent with
6.7federal law and regulations regarding its composition and structure. All board members
6.8appointed by the governor must be legal residents of Minnesota.
6.9(d) Upon appointment by the governor, a board member shall exercise duties of
6.10office immediately. If both the house of representatives and the senate vote not to confirm
6.11an appointment, the appointment terminates on the day following the vote not to confirm
6.12in the second body to vote.
6.13(e) Initial appointments shall be made by April 30, 2013.
6.14 (f) One of the six members appointed under paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), must
6.15have experience in representing the needs of vulnerable populations and persons with
6.17 (g) Membership on the board must include representation from outside the
6.18seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.
6.19 Subd. 3. Terms. (a) Board members may serve no more than two consecutive
6.20terms, except for the commissioner or the commissioner's designee, who shall serve
6.21until replaced by the governor.
6.22(b) A board member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the board.
6.23(c) The appointed members under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2),
6.24shall have an initial term of two, three, or four years, determined by lot by the secretary of
6.26 Subd. 4. Conflicts of interest. (a) Within one year prior to or at any time during
6.27their appointed term, board members appointed under subdivision 2, paragraph (a),
6.28clauses (1) and (2), shall not be employed by, be a member of the board of directors of,
6.29or otherwise be a representative of a health carrier, institutional health care provider or
6.30other entity providing health care, navigator, insurance producer, or other entity in the
6.31business of selling items or services of significant value to or through the Minnesota
6.32Insurance Marketplace. No member of the board may currently serve as a lobbyist, as
6.33defined under section 10A.01, subdivision 21. For purposes of this paragraph, "health care
6.34provider or entity" does not include an academic institution.
6.35 (b) Directors must recuse themselves from discussion of and voting on an official
6.36matter if the director has a conflict of interest. A conflict of interest means an association
7.1including a financial or personal association that has the potential to bias or have the
7.2appearance of biasing a director's decisions in matters related to the exchange or the
7.3conduct of activities under this chapter. No board member shall have a spouse who is
7.4an executive of a health carrier.
7.5 Subd. 5. Acting chair; first meeting; supervision. (a) The governor shall designate
7.6as acting chair one of the appointees described in subdivision 2.
7.7(b) The board shall hold its first meeting within 60 days of enactment.
7.8(c) The board shall elect a chair to replace the acting chair at the first meeting.
7.9 Subd. 6. Chair. The board shall have a chair, elected by a majority of members.
7.10The chair shall serve for one year.
7.11 Subd. 7. Officers. The members of the board shall elect officers by a majority of
7.12members. The officers shall serve for one year.
7.13 Subd. 8. Vacancies. If a vacancy occurs, the governor shall appoint a new member
7.14within 90 days, and the newly appointed member shall be subject to the same confirmation
7.15process described in subdivision 2.
7.16 Subd. 9. Removal. (a) A board member may be removed by the appointing
7.17authority and a majority vote of the board following notice and hearing before the board.
7.18For purposes of this subdivision, the appointing authority or a designee of the appointing
7.19authority shall be a voting member of the board for purposes of constituting a quorum.
7.20(b) A conflict of interest as defined in subdivision 4, shall be cause for removal
7.21from the board.
7.22 Subd. 10. Meetings. The board shall meet at least quarterly.
7.23 Subd. 11. Quorum. A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum,
7.24and the affirmative vote of a majority of members of the board is necessary and sufficient
7.25for action taken by the board.
7.26 Subd. 12. Compensation. (a) The board members shall be paid a salary not to
7.27exceed the salary limits established under section 15A.0815, subdivision 4. The salary for
7.28board members shall be set in accordance with this subdivision and section 15A.0815,
7.29subdivision 5. This paragraph expires December 31, 2015.
7.30(b) Beginning January 1, 2016, the board members may be compensated in
7.31accordance with section 15.0575.
7.32 Subd. 13. Advisory committees. (a) The board shall establish and maintain
7.33advisory committees to provide insurance producers, health care providers, the health care
7.34industry, consumers, and other stakeholders with the opportunity to advise the board
7.35regarding the operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace as required under section
7.361311(d)(6) of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148. The board shall regularly
8.1consult with the advisory committees. The advisory committees established under this
8.2paragraph shall not expire.
8.3 (b) The board may establish additional advisory committees, as necessary, to gather
8.4and provide information to the board in order to facilitate the operation of the Minnesota
8.5Insurance Marketplace. The advisory committees established under this paragraph shall
8.6not expire, except by action of the board.
8.7 (c) Section 15.0597 shall not apply to any advisory committee established by the
8.8board under this subdivision.
8.9(d) The board may provide compensation and expense reimbursement under section
8.1015.059, subdivision 3, to members of the advisory committee.
Sec. 7. [62V.05] RESPONSIBILITIES AND POWERS OF THE MINNESOTA
8.13 Subdivision 1. General. (a) The board shall operate the Minnesota Insurance
8.14Marketplace according to this chapter and applicable state and federal law.
8.15(b) The board has the power to:
8.16(1) employ personnel and delegate administrative, operational, and other
8.17responsibilities to the director and other personnel as deemed appropriate by the board.
8.18This authority is subject to chapters 43A and 179A. The director and managerial staff of
8.19the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall serve in the unclassified service and shall be
8.20governed by a compensation plan prepared by the board, submitted to the commissioner
8.21of management and budget for review and comment within 14 days of its receipt, and
8.22approved by the Legislative Coordinating Commission and the legislature under section
8.233.855, except that section 15A.0815, subdivision 5, paragraph (e), shall not apply;
8.24(2) establish the budget of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
8.25(3) seek and accept money, grants, loans, donations, materials, services, or
8.26advertising revenue from government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and public and
8.27private sources to fund the operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. No health
8.28carrier or insurance producer shall advertise on the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
8.29(4) contract for the receipt and provision of goods and services;
8.30(5) enter into information-sharing agreements with federal and state agencies and
8.31other entities, provided the agreements include adequate protections with respect to
8.32the confidentiality and integrity of the information to be shared, and comply with all
8.33applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and rules, including the requirements of
8.34section 62V.06; and
9.1 (6) exercise all powers reasonably necessary to implement and administer the
9.2requirements of this chapter and the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
9.3(c) The board shall establish policies and procedures to gather public comment and
9.4provide public notice in the State Register.
9.5(d) Within 180 days of enactment, the board shall establish bylaws, policies,
9.6and procedures governing the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace in
9.7accordance with this chapter.
9.8 Subd. 2. Operations funding. (a) Prior to January 1, 2015, the Minnesota Insurance
9.9Marketplace shall retain or collect up to 1.5 percent of total premiums for individual and
9.10small group market health plans and dental plans sold through the Minnesota Insurance
9.11Marketplace to fund the cash reserves of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, but the
9.12amount collected shall not exceed a dollar amount equal to 25 percent of the funds
9.13collected under Minnesota Statutes, section 62E.11, subdivision 6, for calendar year 2012.
9.14(b) Beginning January 1, 2015, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall retain
9.15or collect up to 3.5 percent of total premiums for individual and small group market
9.16health plans and dental plans sold through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace to fund
9.17the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, but the amount collected shall
9.18not exceed a dollar amount equal to 50 percent of the funds collected under Minnesota
9.19Statutes, section 62E.11, subdivision 6, for calendar year 2012.
9.20(c) Beginning January 1, 2016, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall retain or
9.21collect up to 3.5 percent of total premiums for individual and small group market health
9.22plans and dental plans sold through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace to fund the
9.23operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, but the amount collected may never
9.24exceed a dollar amount greater than 100 percent of the funds collected under Minnesota
9.25Statutes, section 62E.11, subdivision 6, for calendar year 2012.
9.26(d) For fiscal years 2014 and 2015, the commissioner of management and budget is
9.27authorized to provide cash flow assistance of up to $20,000,000 from the special revenue
9.28fund or the statutory general fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.671, subdivision
9.293, paragraph (a), to the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Any funds provided under this
9.30paragraph shall be repaid, with interest, by June 30, 2015.
9.31(e) Funding for the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall cover
9.32any compensation provided to navigators participating in the navigator program.
9.33 Subd. 3. Insurance producers. (a) By April 30, 2013, the board, in consultation with
9.34the commissioner of commerce, shall establish certification requirements that must be met
9.35by insurance producers in order to assist individuals and small employers with purchasing
10.1coverage through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Prior to January 1, 2015, the
10.2board may amend the requirements, only if necessary, due to a change in federal rules.
10.3(b) Certification requirements shall not exceed the requirements established under
10.4Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, part 155.220. Certification shall include training on
10.5health plans available through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, available tax credits
10.6and cost-sharing arrangements, compliance with privacy and security standards, eligibility
10.7verification processes, online enrollment tools, and basic information on available public
10.8health care programs. Training required for certification under this subdivision shall
10.9qualify for continuing education requirements for insurance producers required under
10.10chapter 60K, and must comply with course approval requirements under chapter 45.
10.11(c) Producer compensation shall be established by health carriers that provide
10.12health benefit plans through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. The structure of
10.13compensation to insurance producers must be similar for health plans sold through the
10.14Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and outside the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
10.15(d) Any insurance producer compensation structure established by a health carrier
10.16for the small group market must include compensation for defined contribution plans that
10.17involve multiple health carriers. The compensation offered must be commensurate with
10.18other small group market defined health plans.
10.19(e) Any insurance producer assisting an individual or small employer with
10.20purchasing coverage through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace must disclose, orally
10.21and in writing, to the individual or small employer at the time of the first solicitation with
10.22the prospective purchaser the following:
10.23(1) the health carriers and qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota
10.24Insurance Marketplace that the producer is authorized to sell, and that the producer may
10.25not be authorized to sell all the qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota
10.27(2) that the producer may be receiving compensation from a health carrier for
10.28enrolling the individual or small employer into a particular health plan; and
10.29(3) that information on all qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota
10.30Insurance Marketplace is available through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Web site.
10.31For purposes of this paragraph, "solicitation" means any contact by a producer, or any
10.32person acting on behalf of a producer made for the purpose of selling or attempting to sell
10.33coverage through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. If the first solicitation is made by
10.34telephone, the disclosures required under this paragraph need not be made in writing, but
10.35the fact that disclosure has been made must be acknowledged on the application.
11.1(f) Beginning January 15, 2015, each health carrier that offers or sells qualified
11.2health plans through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall report in writing to the
11.3board and the commissioner of commerce the compensation and other incentives it offers
11.4or provides to insurance producers with regard to each type of health plan the health carrier
11.5offers or sells both inside and outside of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Each
11.6health carrier shall submit a report annually and upon any change to the compensation or
11.7other incentives offered or provided to insurance producers.
11.8(g) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit an insurance producer from offering
11.9professional advice and recommendations to a small group purchaser based upon
11.10information provided to the producer.
11.11(h) An insurance producer that offers health plans in the small group market shall
11.12notify each small group purchaser of which group health plans qualify for Internal
11.13Revenue Service approved section 125 tax benefits. The insurance producer shall also
11.14notify small group purchasers of state law provisions that benefit small group plans when
11.15the employer agrees to pay 50 percent or more of its employees' premium. Individuals
11.16who are eligible for cost-effective medical assistance will count toward the 75 percent
11.17participation requirement in section 62L.03, subdivision 3.
11.18(i) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to limit the licensure requirements
11.19or regulatory functions of the commissioner of commerce under chapter 60K.
11.20 Subd. 4. Navigator; in-person assisters; call center. (a) The board shall establish
11.21policies and procedures for the ongoing operation of a navigator program, in-person
11.22assister program, call center, and customer service provisions for the Minnesota Insurance
11.23Marketplace to be implemented beginning January 1, 2015.
11.24(b) Until the implementation of the policies and procedures described in paragraph
11.25(a), the following shall be in effect:
11.26(1) the navigator program shall be met by section 256.962;
11.27(2) entities eligible to be navigators, including entities defined in Code of Federal
11.28Regulations, title 45, part 155.210(c)(2), may serve as in-person assisters;
11.29(3) the board shall establish requirements and compensation for the navigator
11.30program and the in-person assister program by April 30, 2013. Compensation for
11.31navigators and in-person assisters must take into account any other compensation received
11.32by the navigator or in-person assister for conducting the same or similar services; and
11.33(4) call center operations shall utilize existing state resources and personnel,
11.34including referrals to counties for medical assistance.
11.35(c) The board shall establish a toll-free number for the Minnesota Insurance
11.36Marketplace and may hire and contract for additional resources as deemed necessary.
12.1 (d) The navigator program and in-person assister program must meet the
12.2requirements of section 1311(i) of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148. In
12.3establishing training standards for the navigators and in-person assisters, the board must
12.4ensure that all entities and individuals carrying out navigator and in-person assister
12.5functions have training in the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations; eligibility
12.6and enrollment rules and procedures; the range of available public health care programs
12.7and qualified health plan options offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
12.8and privacy and security standards. For calendar year 2014, the commissioner of
12.9human services shall ensure that the navigator program under section 256.962 provides
12.10application assistance for both qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota
12.11Insurance Marketplace and public health care programs.
12.12(e) The board must ensure that any information provided by navigators, in-person
12.13assisters, the call center, or other customer assistance portals be accessible to persons
12.14with disabilities and that information provided on public health care programs include
12.15information on other coverage options available to persons with disabilities.
12.16 Subd. 5. Health carrier and health plan requirements; participation. (a)
12.17Beginning January 1, 2015, the board may establish certification requirements for health
12.18carriers and health plans to be offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace that
12.19satisfy federal requirements under section 1311(c)(1) of the Affordable Care Act, Public
12.21(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if by June 1, 2013, the legislature enacts regulatory
12.23(1) apply uniformly to all health carriers and health plans in the individual market;
12.24(2) apply uniformly to all health carriers and health plans in the small group market;
12.26(3) satisfy minimum federal certification requirements under section 1311(c)(1) of
12.27the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
12.28(c) In accordance with section 1311(e) of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law
12.29111-148, the board shall establish policies and procedures for certification and selection
12.30of health plans to be offered as qualified health plans through the Minnesota Insurance
12.31Marketplace. The board shall certify and select a health plan as a qualified health plan to
12.32be offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, if:
12.33(1) the health plan meets the minimum certification requirements established in
12.34paragraph (a) or the market regulatory requirements in paragraph (b);
12.35(2) the board determines that making the health plan available through the Minnesota
12.36Insurance Marketplace is in the interest of qualified individuals and qualified employers;
13.1(3) the health carrier applying to offer the health plan through the Minnesota Insurance
13.2Marketplace also applies to offer health plans at each actuarial value level and service area
13.3that the health carrier currently offers in the individual and small group markets; and
13.4(4) the health carrier does not apply to offer health plans in the individual and small
13.5group markets through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace under a separate license of a
13.6parent organization or holding company under section 60D.15, that is different from what
13.7the health carrier offers in the individual and small group markets outside the Minnesota
13.9(d) In determining the interests of qualified individuals and employers under
13.10paragraph (c), clause (2), the board may not exclude a health plan for any reason specified
13.11under section 1311(e)(1)(B) of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148. The board
13.14(2) quality and value of health plans;
13.15(3) promotion of prevention and wellness;
13.16(4) promotion of initiatives to reduce health disparities;
13.17(5) market stability and adverse selection;
13.18(6) meaningful choices and access;
13.19(7) alignment and coordination with state agency and private sector purchasing
13.20strategies and payment reform efforts; and
13.21(8) other criteria that the board determines appropriate.
13.22(e) For qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
13.23on or after January 1, 2015, the board shall establish policies and procedures under
13.24paragraphs (c) and (d) for selection of health plans to be offered as qualified health plans
13.25through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace by February 1 of each year, beginning
13.26February 1, 2014. The board shall consistently and uniformly apply all policies and
13.27procedures and any requirements, standards, or criteria to all health carriers and health
13.28plans. For any policies, procedures, requirements, standards, or criteria that are defined
13.29as rules under section 14.02, subdivision 4, the board may use the process described in
13.31(f) For 2014, the board shall not have the power to select health carriers and health
13.32plans for participation in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. The board shall permit
13.33all health plans that meet the certification requirements under section 1311(c)(1) of the
13.34Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, to be offered through the Minnesota Insurance
14.1(g) Under paragraphs (b) and (c), the board shall have the power to verify that
14.2health carriers and health plans are properly certified to be eligible for participation in the
14.3Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
14.4(h) The board has the authority to decertify health carriers and health plans that
14.5fail to maintain compliance with section 1311(c)(1) of the Affordable Care Act, Public
14.7(i) For qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
14.8beginning January 1, 2015, health carriers must use the most current addendum for Indian
14.9health care providers approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and
14.10the tribes as part of their contracts with Indian health care providers. The Minnesota
14.11Insurance Marketplace shall comply with all future changes in federal law with regard
14.12to health coverage for the tribes.
14.13 Subd. 6. Appeals. (a) The board may conduct hearings, appoint hearing officers,
14.14and recommend final orders related to appeals of any Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
14.15determinations, except for those determinations identified in paragraph (d). An appeal by
14.16a health carrier regarding a specific certification or selection determination made by the
14.17Minnesota Insurance Marketplace under subdivision 5 must be conducted as a contested
14.18case proceeding under chapter 14, with the report or order of the administrative law judge
14.19constituting the final decision in the case, subject to judicial review under sections 14.63
14.20to 14.69. For other appeals, the board shall establish hearing processes which provide for
14.21a reasonable opportunity to be heard and timely resolution of the appeal and which are
14.22consistent with the requirements of federal law and guidance. An appealing party may be
14.23represented by legal counsel at these hearings, but this is not a requirement.
14.24(b) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may establish service-level agreements
14.25with state agencies to conduct hearings for appeals. Notwithstanding section 471.59,
14.26subdivision 1, a state agency is authorized to enter into service-level agreements for this
14.27purpose with the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
14.28(c) For proceedings under this subdivision, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may
14.29be represented by an attorney who is an employee of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
14.30(d) This subdivision does not apply to appeals of determinations where a state
14.31agency hearing is available under section 256.045.
14.32 Subd. 7. Agreements; consultation. (a) The board shall:
14.33(1) establish and maintain an agreement with the chief information officer of
14.34the Office of Enterprise Technology for information technology services that ensures
14.35coordination with public health care programs. The board may establish and maintain
14.36agreements with the chief information officer of the Office of Enterprise Technology for
15.1other information technology services, including an agreement that would permit the
15.2Minnesota Insurance Marketplace to administer eligibility for additional health care and
15.3public assistance programs under the authority of the commissioner of human services;
15.4(2) establish and maintain an agreement with the commissioner of human services
15.5for cost allocation and services regarding eligibility determinations and enrollment for
15.6public health care programs that use a modified adjusted gross income standard to
15.7determine program eligibility. The board may establish and maintain an agreement with
15.8the commissioner of human services for other services;
15.9(3) establish and maintain an agreement with the commissioners of commerce
15.10and health for services regarding enforcement of Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
15.11certification requirements for health plans and dental plans offered through the Minnesota
15.12Insurance Marketplace. The board may establish and maintain agreements with the
15.13commissioners of commerce and health for other services; and
15.14(4) establish interagency agreements to transfer funds to other state agencies for
15.15their costs related to implementing and operating the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace,
15.16excluding medical assistance allocatable costs.
15.17(b) The board shall consult with the commissioners of commerce and health
15.18regarding the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
15.19(c) The board shall consult with Indian tribes and organizations regarding the
15.20operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
15.21(d) Beginning March 15, 2014, and each March 15 thereafter, the board shall submit
15.22a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the senate and
15.23house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over commerce, health, and human
15.24services on all the agreements entered into with the chief information officer of the Office
15.25of Enterprise Technology, or the commissioners of human services, health, or commerce
15.26in accordance with this subdivision. The report shall include the agency in which the
15.27agreement is with; the time period of the agreement; the purpose of the agreement; and
15.28a summary of the terms of the agreement. A copy of the agreement must be submitted
15.29to the extent practicable.
15.30 Subd. 8. Rulemaking. (a) If the board's policies, procedures, or other statements are
15.31rules, as defined in section 14.02, subdivision 4, the requirements in either paragraph (b)
15.32or (c) apply, as applicable.
15.33(b) Effective upon enactment until January 1, 2015:
15.34(1) the board shall publish notice of proposed rules in the State Register after
15.35complying with section 14.07, subdivision 2;
16.1(2) interested parties have 21 days to comment on the proposed rules. The board
16.2must consider comments it receives. After the board has considered all comments and
16.3has complied with section 14.07, subdivision 2, the board shall publish notice of the
16.4final rule in the State Register;
16.5(3) if the adopted rules are the same as the proposed rules, the notice shall state that
16.6the rules have been adopted as proposed and shall cite the prior publication. If the adopted
16.7rules differ from the proposed rules, the portions of the adopted rules that differ from the
16.8proposed rules shall be included in the notice of adoption, together with a citation to the
16.9prior State Register that contained the notice of the proposed rules; and
16.10(4) rules published in the State Register before January 1, 2014, take effect upon
16.11publication of the notice. Rules published in the State Register on and after January 1,
16.122014, take effect 30 days after publication of the notice.
16.13(c) Beginning January 1, 2015, the board may adopt rules to implement any
16.14provisions in this chapter using the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389.
16.15(d) The notice of proposed rules required in paragraph (b) must provide information
16.16as to where the public may obtain a copy of the rules. The board shall post the proposed
16.17rules on the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Web site at the same time the notice is
16.18published in the State Register.
16.19 Subd. 9. Dental plans. (a) The provisions of this section that apply to health plans
16.20shall apply to dental plans offered as stand-alone dental plans through the Minnesota
16.21Insurance Marketplace, to the extent practicable.
16.22 (b) A stand-alone dental plan offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
16.23must meet all certification requirements under section 1311(c)(1) of the Affordable Care
16.24Act, Public Law 111-148, that are applicable to health plans, except for certification
16.25requirements that cannot be met because the dental plan only covers dental benefits.
16.26 Subd. 10. Limitations; risk-bearing. (a) The board shall not bear insurance risk or
16.27enter into any agreement with health care providers to pay claims.
16.28(b) Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
16.29from providing insurance for its employees.
Sec. 8. [62V.06] DATA PRACTICES.
16.31 Subdivision 1. Applicability. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is a state
16.32agency for purposes of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and is subject to all
16.33provisions of chapter 13, in addition to the requirements contained in this section.
16.34 Subd. 2. Definitions. As used in this section:
17.1 (1) "individual" means an individual according to section 13.02, subdivision 8, but
17.2does not include a vendor of services; and
17.3 (2) "participating" means that an individual, employee, or employer is seeking, or
17.4has sought an eligibility determination, enrollment processing, or premium processing
17.5through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
17.6 Subd. 3. General data classifications. The following data collected, created, or
17.7maintained by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace are classified as private data on
17.8individuals, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, or nonpublic data, as defined
17.9in section 13.02, subdivision 9:
17.10(1) data on any individual participating in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
17.11(2) data on any individuals participating in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace as
17.12employees of an employer participating in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace; and
17.13(3) data on employers participating in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
17.14 Subd. 4. Application and certification data. (a) Data submitted by an insurance
17.15producer in an application for certification to sell a health plan through the Minnesota
17.16Insurance Marketplace, or submitted by an applicant seeking permission or a commission
17.17to act as a navigator or in-person assister, are classified as follows:
17.18(1) at the time the application is submitted, all data contained in the application are
17.19private data, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, or nonpublic data as defined in
17.20section 13.02, subdivision 9, except that the name of the applicant is public; and
17.21(2) upon a final determination related to the application for certification by the
17.22Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, all data contained in the application are public, with
17.23the exception of trade secret data as defined in section 13.37.
17.24(b) Data created or maintained by a government entity as part of the evaluation of
17.25an application are protected nonpublic data, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 13,
17.26until a final determination as to certification is made and all rights of appeal have been
17.27exhausted. Upon a final determination and exhaustion of all rights of appeal, these data are
17.28public, with the exception of trade secret data as defined in section 13.37 and data subject
17.29to attorney-client privilege or other protection as provided in section 13.393.
17.30(c) If an application is denied, the public data must include the criteria used by the
17.31board to evaluate the application and the specific reasons for the denial, and these data
17.32must be published on the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Web site.
17.33 Subd. 5. Data sharing. (a) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may share or
17.34disseminate data classified as private or nonpublic in subdivision 3 as follows:
17.35(1) to the subject of the data, as provided in section 13.04;
17.36 (2) according to a court order;
18.1 (3) according to a state or federal law specifically authorizing access to the data;
18.2(4) with other state or federal agencies, only to the extent necessary to verify the
18.3identity of, determine the eligibility of, process premiums for, process enrollment of, or
18.4investigate fraud related to an individual, employer, or employee participating in the
18.5Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, provided that the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
18.6must enter into a data-sharing agreement with the agency prior to sharing data under
18.7this clause; and
18.8(5) with a nongovernmental person or entity, only to the extent necessary to verify
18.9the identity of, determine the eligibility of, process premiums for, process enrollment of,
18.10or investigate fraud related to an individual, employer, or employee participating in the
18.11Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, provided that the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
18.12must enter a contract with the person or entity, as provided in section 13.05, subdivision 6
18.13or 11, prior to disseminating data under this clause.
18.14 (b) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may share or disseminate data classified
18.15as private or nonpublic in subdivision 4 as follows:
18.16 (1) to the subject of the data, as provided in section 13.04;
18.17 (2) according to a court order;
18.18 (3) according to a state or federal law specifically authorizing access to the data;
18.19 (4) with other state or federal agencies, only to the extent necessary to carry out the
18.20functions of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, provided that the Minnesota Insurance
18.21Marketplace must enter into a data-sharing agreement with the agency prior to sharing
18.22data under this clause; and
18.23 (5) with a nongovernmental person or entity, only to the extent necessary to carry
18.24out the functions of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, provided that the Minnesota
18.25Insurance Marketplace must enter a contract with the person or entity, as provided in
18.26section 13.05, subdivision 6 or 11, prior to disseminating data under this clause.
18.27(c) Sharing or disseminating data outside of the exchange in a manner not authorized
18.28by this subdivision is prohibited. The list of authorized dissemination and sharing
18.29contained in this subdivision must be included in the Tennessen warning required by
18.30section 13.04, subdivision 2.
18.31 (d) Until July 1, 2014, state agencies must share data classified as private or
18.32nonpublic on individuals, employees, or employers participating in the Minnesota
18.33Insurance Marketplace with the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, only to the extent
18.34such data are necessary to verify the identity of, determine the eligibility of, process
18.35premiums for, process enrollment of, or investigate fraud related to a Minnesota Insurance
19.1Marketplace participant. The agency must enter into a data-sharing agreement with the
19.2Minnesota Insurance Marketplace prior to sharing any data under this paragraph.
19.3 Subd. 6. Notice and disclosures. (a) In addition to the Tennessen warning required
19.4by section 13.04, subdivision 2, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace must provide any
19.5data subject asked to supply private data with:
19.6(1) a notice of rights related to the handling of genetic information, pursuant to
19.7section 13.386; and
19.8(2) a notice of the records retention policy of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace,
19.9detailing the length of time the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace will retain data on the
19.10individual and the manner in which it will be destroyed upon expiration of that time.
19.11(b) All notices required by this subdivision, including the Tennessen warning, must
19.12be provided in an electronic format suitable for downloading or printing.
19.13 Subd. 7. Summary data. In addition to creation and disclosure of summary data
19.14derived from private data on individuals, as permitted by section 13.05, subdivision 7, the
19.15Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may create and disclose summary data derived from
19.16data classified as nonpublic under this section.
19.17 Subd. 8. Access to data; audit trail. (a) Only individuals with explicit authorization
19.18from the board may enter, update, or access not public data collected, created, or maintained
19.19by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. The ability of authorized individuals to enter,
19.20update, or access data must be limited through the use of role-based access that corresponds
19.21to the official duties or training level of the individual, and the statutory authorization that
19.22grants access for that purpose. All queries and responses, and all actions in which data are
19.23entered, updated, accessed, or shared or disseminated outside of the Minnesota Insurance
19.24Marketplace, must be recorded in a data audit trail. Data contained in the audit trail are
19.25public, to the extent that the data are not otherwise classified by this section.
19.26The board shall immediately and permanently revoke the authorization of any
19.27individual determined to have willfully entered, updated, accessed, shared, or disseminated
19.28data in violation of this section, or any provision of chapter 13. If an individual is
19.29determined to have willfully gained access to data without explicit authorization from the
19.30board, the board shall forward the matter to the county attorney for prosecution.
19.31(b) This subdivision shall not limit or affect the authority of the legislative
19.32auditor to access data needed to conduct audits, evaluations, or investigations of the
19.33Minnesota Insurance Marketplace or the obligation of the board and Minnesota Insurance
19.34Marketplace employees to comply with section 3.978, subdivision 2.
20.1(c) This subdivision does not apply to actions taken by a Minnesota Insurance
20.2Marketplace participant to enter, update, or access data held by the Minnesota Insurance
20.3Marketplace, if the participant is the subject of the data that is entered, updated, or accessed.
20.4 Subd. 9. Sale of data prohibited. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may not
20.5sell any data collected, created, or maintained by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace,
20.6regardless of its classification, for commercial or any other purposes.
20.7 Subd. 10. Gun and firearm ownership. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
20.8shall not collect information that indicates whether or not an individual owns a gun or has
20.9a firearm in the individual's home.
Sec. 9. [62V.07] FUNDS.
20.11 (a) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace account is created in the special
20.12revenue fund of the state treasury. All funds received by the Minnesota Insurance
20.13Marketplace shall be deposited in the account. Funds in the account are appropriated
20.14to the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace for the operation of the Minnesota Insurance
20.15Marketplace. Notwithstanding section 11A.20, all investment income and all investment
20.16losses attributable to the investment of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace account not
20.17currently needed, shall be credited to the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace account.
20.18(b) The budget submitted to the legislature under section 16A.11 must include
20.19budget information for the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
Sec. 10. [62V.08] REPORTS.
20.21(a) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall submit a report to the legislature by
20.22January 15, 2015, and each January 15 thereafter, on: (1) the performance of Minnesota
20.23Insurance Marketplace operations; (2) meeting the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
20.24responsibilities; (3) an accounting of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace budget
20.25activities; (4) practices and procedures that have been implemented to ensure compliance
20.26with data practices laws, and a description of any violations of data practices laws or
20.27procedures; and (5) the effectiveness of the outreach and implementation activities of the
20.28Minnesota Insurance Marketplace in reducing the rate of uninsurance.
20.29(b) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace must publish its administrative and
20.30operational costs on a Web site to educate consumers on those costs. The information
20.31published must include: (1) the amount of premiums and federal premium subsidies
20.32collected; (2) the amount and source of revenue received under section 62V.05, subdivision
20.331, paragraph (b), clause (3); (3) the amount and source of any other fees collected for
21.1purposes of supporting operations; and (4) any misuse of funds as identified in accordance
21.2with section 3.975. The Web site must be updated at least annually.
Sec. 11. [62V.09] EXPIRATION AND SUNSET EXCLUSION.
21.4Notwithstanding section 15.059, the board and its advisory committees shall not
21.5expire, except as specified in section 62V.04, subdivision 13. The board and its advisory
21.6committees are not subject to review or sunsetting under chapter 3D.
Sec. 12. [62V.10] RIGHT NOT TO PARTICIPATE.
21.8Nothing in this chapter infringes on the right of a Minnesota citizen not to participate
21.9in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
Sec. 13. [62V.11] LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
21.11 Subdivision 1. Legislative oversight. (a) The Legislative Oversight Committee is
21.12established to provide oversight to the implementation of this chapter and the operation
21.13of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
21.14(b) The committee shall review the operations of the Minnesota Insurance
21.15Marketplace at least annually and shall recommend necessary changes in policy,
21.16implementation, and statutes to the board and to the legislature.
21.17(c) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall present to the committee the annual
21.18report required in section 62V.08, the appeals process under section 62V.05, subdivision 6,
21.19and the actions taken regarding the treatment of multiemployer plans.
21.20 Subd. 2. Membership; meetings; compensation. (a) The Legislative Oversight
21.21Committee shall consist of five members of the senate, three members appointed by
21.22the majority leader of the senate, and two members appointed by the minority leader of
21.23the senate; and five members of the house of representatives, three members appointed
21.24by the speaker of the house, and two members appointed by the minority leader of the
21.25house of representatives.
21.26(b) Appointed legislative members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority
21.27and shall continue to serve until their successors are appointed.
21.28(c) The first meeting of the committee shall be convened by the chair of the
21.29Legislative Coordinating Commission. Members shall elect a chair at the first meeting.
21.30The chair must convene at least one meeting annually, and may convene other meetings as
21.32 Subd. 3. Review of proposed rules. (a) Prior to the implementation of rules
21.33proposed under section 62V.05, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), the board shall submit the
22.1proposed rules to the committee at the same time the proposed rules are published in
22.2the State Register.
22.3(b) When the legislature is in session, the rule may be adopted, but, if within ten
22.4days of receipt of the proposed rule a majority of the committee members appointed by the
22.5senate and a majority of the committee members appointed by the house of representatives
22.6request further review of the proposed rule, the rule shall not be effective until the request
22.7has been satisfied and withdrawn, the rule is approved in law, or the regular session of
22.8the legislature is adjourned for the year.
22.9(c) If the legislature is not in session, the rule may be adopted, but, if within ten days
22.10of receipt of the proposed rule a majority of the committee members appointed by the
22.11senate and a majority of the committee members appointed by the house of representatives
22.12request further review of the proposed rule, the rule shall not be effective until the request
22.13has been satisfied and withdrawn, or February 1, whichever occurs first.
22.14 Subd. 4. Review of costs. The board shall submit for review the annual budget of
22.15the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace for the next fiscal year by March 15 of each year,
22.16beginning March 15, 2014.
Sec. 14. TRANSITION OF AUTHORITY.
22.18(a) Upon the effective date of this act, the commissioner of management and budget
22.19shall exercise all authorities and responsibilities under Minnesota Statutes, sections 62V.03
22.20and 62V.05 until the board has satisfied the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section
22.2162V.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (c). In exercising these authorities and responsibilities of
22.22the board, the commissioner of management and budget shall be subject to or exempted
22.23from the same statutory provisions as the board, as identified in Minnesota Statutes,
22.24section 62V.03, subdivision 2.
22.25(b) Upon the establishment of bylaws, policies, and procedures governing the
22.26operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace by the board as required under
22.27Minnesota Statutes, section 62V.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), all personnel, assets,
22.28contracts, obligations, and funds managed by the commissioner of management and
22.29budget for the design and development of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall be
22.30transferred to the board. Existing personnel managed by the commissioner of management
22.31and budget for the design and development of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall
22.32staff the board upon enactment.
Sec. 15. MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSOCIATION
23.1The commissioner of commerce, in consultation with the board of directors of the
23.2Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association, has the authority to develop and implement
23.3the phase-out and eventual appropriate termination of coverage provided by the Minnesota
23.4Comprehensive Health Association under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62E. The phase-out
23.5of coverage shall begin no sooner than January 1, 2014, or upon the effective date of the
23.6operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and the ability to purchase qualified
23.7health plans through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, whichever is later, and shall,
23.8to the extent practicable, ensure the least amount of disruption to the enrollees' health care
23.9coverage. The member assessments established under Minnesota Statutes, section 62E.11,
23.10shall take into consideration any phase-out of coverage implemented under this section.
Sec. 16. REPORT ON APPEALS PROCESS.
23.12By February 1, 2014, and February 1, 2015, the board of directors of the Minnesota
23.13Insurance Marketplace shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members
23.14of the committees in the senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over
23.15commerce, health, and civil law on the appeals process for eligibility determinations
23.16established under Minnesota Statutes, section 62V.05, subdivision 6.
Sec. 17. CONTINGENT TREATMENT OF MULTIEMPLOYER PLANS.
23.18 On or after the date that final federal regulations are adopted regarding the treatment
23.19of multiemployer plans, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall take such actions as
23.20are necessary, in consultation with the commissioner of commerce and in accordance with
23.21final federal regulations, to: (1) ensure that all multiemployer plans are notified of the
23.22final federal rules; (2) conform all policies and procedures of the Minnesota Insurance
23.23Marketplace with applicable federal rules related to multiemployer plans; and (3) permit
23.24multiemployer plans to be integrated in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace to the
23.25maximum extent permitted by federal rules. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall
23.26submit written notification to the legislature regarding its compliance with this section.
Sec. 18. EFFECTIVE DATE.
23.28Sections 1 to 17 are effective the day following final enactment. The secretary of state
23.29must post notice of vacancies for positions on the board immediately after final enactment.
23.30Any actions taken by any state agencies in furtherance of the design, development, and
23.31implementation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace prior to the effective date shall be
23.32considered actions taken by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and shall be governed
24.1by the provisions of this chapter and state law. Health plan and dental plan coverage
24.2through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is effective January 1, 2014.
Delete the title and insert:
relating to commerce; establishing the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
prescribing its powers and duties; establishing the right not to participate;
specifying data practices procedures; establishing a legislative oversight
committee; requiring reports; appropriating money;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, sections 13.7191, by adding a subdivision; 13D.08, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62V."
|We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.
|James P. Metzen