relating to commerce; establishing the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
prescribing its powers and duties; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating
money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 13.7191, by adding a
subdivision; 13D.08, by adding a subdivision; 16A.725, subdivision 3, by adding
a subdivision; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62V;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256.9658, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.7191, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
1.11 Subd. 14a. Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Classification and sharing of data
1.12of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is governed by section 62V.06.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13D.08, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.15 Subd. 5a. Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Meetings of the Minnesota
1.16Insurance Marketplace are governed by section 62V.03, subdivision 2.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.19 Subd. 2a. Certified Minnesota Insurance Marketplace operating costs. (a) By
1.20March 1 of each year, beginning March 1, 2015, the board of directors of the Minnesota
1.21Insurance Marketplace shall certify to the commissioner of management and budget the
1.22estimated costs necessary to fund the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace,
1.23under chapter 62V for the next fiscal year.
2.1 (b) By June 1, 2013, the board of directors of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
2.2shall certify to the commissioner of management and budget the estimated costs necessary
2.3to fund the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace under chapter 62V for the
2.4next biennium that are not covered by federal funds.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.725, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Fund reimbursements.
(a) Each fiscal year, beginning fiscal year 2016,
2.7the commissioner of management and budget shall first transfer from the health impact
2.8fund to the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace account in the special revenue fund, the
2.9amount of certified expenditures under subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), or the balance of the
2.10fund, whichever is less.
2.11 (b) For the 2014-2015 biennium, the commissioner of management and budget shall
2.12first transfer from the health impact fund to the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace account
2.13in the special revenue fund, the amount of certified expenditures under subdivision 2a,
2.14paragraph (b), or the balance of the fund, whichever is less. These funds may be used in
2.15either year of the biennium.
Each fiscal year, (c) If any balance remains in the health impact fund after the
2.17transfer in paragraph (a) or (b),
the commissioner of management and budget shall
transfer from the health impact fund to the general fund an amount sufficient to offset the
general fund cost of the certified expenditures under subdivision 2 or the balance of the
fund, whichever is less.
If any balance remains in the health impact fund after the
(a) to (c)
, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
to the health care access fund the amount sufficient to offset the health care access fund cost
of the certified expenditures in subdivision 2, or the balance of the fund, whichever is less.
Sec. 5. [62V.01] TITLE.
2.26This chapter may be cited as the "Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Act."
Sec. 6. [62V.02] DEFINITIONS.
2.28 Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have
2.29the meanings given.
2.30 Subd. 2. Board. "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Insurance
2.31Marketplace specified in section 62V.04.
2.32 Subd. 3. Dental plan. "Dental plan" has the meaning defined in section 62Q.76,
3.1 Subd. 4. Health plan. "Health plan" means a policy, contract, certificate, or
3.2agreement defined in section 62A.011, subdivision 3.
3.3 Subd. 5. Health carrier. "Health carrier" has the meaning defined in section
3.5 Subd. 6. Individual market. "Individual market" means the market for health
3.6insurance coverage offered to individuals.
3.7 Subd. 7. Insurance producer. "Insurance producer" has the meaning defined
3.8in section 60K.31.
3.9 Subd. 8. Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. "Minnesota Insurance Marketplace"
3.10means the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace created as a state health benefit exchange
3.11as described in section 1311 of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
3.12(Public Law 111-148), and further defined through amendments to the act and regulations
3.13issued under the act.
3.14 Subd. 9. Navigator. "Navigator" has the meaning described in section 1311(i) of
3.15the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), and further
3.16defined through amendments to the act and regulations issued under the act.
3.17 Subd. 10. Public health care program. "Public health care program" means any
3.18public health care program administered by the commissioner of human services.
3.19 Subd. 11. Qualified health plan. "Qualified health plan" means a health plan that
3.20meets the definition in section 1301(a) of the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148),
3.21and has been certified by the board in accordance with section 62V.05, subdivision 5, to
3.22be offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
3.23 Subd. 12. Small group market. "Small group market" means the market for health
3.24insurance coverage offered to small employers as defined in section 62L.02, subdivision 26.
Sec. 7. [62V.03] MINNESOTA INSURANCE MARKETPLACE;
3.27 Subdivision 1. Creation. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is created as a
3.28board under section 15.012, paragraph (a), to:
3.29(1) promote innovation, competition, quality, value, market participation,
3.30affordability, meaningful choices, health improvement, care management, reduction of
3.31health disparities, and portability of health plans;
3.32(2) facilitate and simplify the comparison, choice, enrollment, and purchase of
3.33health plans for individuals purchasing in the individual market through the Minnesota
3.34Insurance Marketplace and for employees and employers purchasing in the small group
3.35market through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
4.1(3) assist small employers with access to small business health insurance tax credits
4.2and to assist individuals with access to public health care programs, premium assistance
4.3tax credits and cost-sharing reductions, and certificates of exemption from individual
4.4responsibility requirements; and
4.5(4) facilitate the integration and transition of individuals between public health care
4.6programs and health plans in the individual market.
4.7 Subd. 2. Application of other law. (a) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is
4.8subject to review by the legislative auditor under section 3.971.
4.9(b) Board members of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace are subject to section
4.1010A.07. Board members and the personnel of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
4.11are subject to section 10A.071.
4.12(c) All meetings of the board shall comply with the open meeting law in chapter
4.1313D, except that:
4.14(1) meetings regarding personnel negotiations may be closed at the discretion of
4.16(2) meetings regarding contract negotiations may be closed at the discretion of
4.17the board; and
4.18(3) meetings or portions of meetings where not public data, as defined in section
4.1913.02, subdivision 8a, or trade secret information, as defined in section 13.37, subdivision
4.201, are discussed must be closed to the public.
4.21 (d) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and provisions specified under this chapter
4.22are exempt from chapter 14, including section 14.386, except as specified in section 62V.05.
4.23(e) The board and the Web site are exempt from chapter 60K.
4.24(f) Section 3.3005 applies to any federal funds received by the Minnesota Insurance
4.26(g) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is exempt from the following sections in
4.27chapter 16E: 16E.01, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); 16E.03, subdivisions 3 and 4; 16E.04,
4.28subdivision 1, subdivision 2, paragraph (e), and subdivision 3, paragraph (b); 16E.0465;
4.2916E.055; 16E.145; 16E.15; 16E.16; 16E.17; 16E.18; and 16E.22.
Sec. 8. [62V.04] GOVERNANCE.
4.31 Subdivision 1. Board. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is governed by a
4.32board of directors with seven members.
4.33 Subd. 2. Appointment. (a) Board membership of the Minnesota Insurance
4.34Marketplace consists of the following:
5.1(1) three members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate, with
5.2one member representing the interests of individual consumers eligible for individual
5.3market coverage, one member representing individual consumers eligible for public health
5.4care program coverage, and one member representing small employers. Members are
5.5appointed to serve a four-year term following the initial staggered-term lot determination;
5.6(2) three members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate, who
5.7have demonstrated expertise, leadership, and innovation in the following areas: one
5.8member representing the areas of health administration, health care finance, health plan
5.9purchasing, and health care delivery systems; one member representing the areas of
5.10public health, health disparities, public health care programs, and the uninsured; and
5.11one member representing health policy issues related to the small group and individual
5.12markets. Members are appointed to serve a four-year term following the initial staggered
5.13term lot determination; and
5.14(3) the commissioner of human services or a designee.
5.15(b) The governor shall make appointments to the board that are consistent with
5.16federal law and regulations regarding its composition and structure.
5.17(c) Section 15.0597 shall apply to all appointments, except for the commissioner
5.18and initial appointments.
5.19(d) Initial appointments shall be made within 30 days of enactment.
5.20 Subd. 3. Terms. (a) Board members may serve no more than two consecutive
5.21terms, except for the commissioner or the commissioner's designee, who shall serve
5.22until replaced by the governor.
5.23(b) A board member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the board.
5.24(c) The appointed members under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2),
5.25shall have an initial term of two, three, or four years, determined by lot by the secretary of
5.27 Subd. 4. Conflicts of interest. Within one year prior to or at any time during their
5.28appointed term, board members appointed under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (1)
5.29and (2), shall not be employed by, be a member of the board of directors of, or otherwise
5.30be a representative of a health carrier, health care provider, navigator, insurance producer,
5.31or other entity in the business of selling items or services of significant value to or through
5.32the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
5.33 Subd. 5. Acting chair; first meeting; supervision. (a) The governor shall designate
5.34as acting chair one of the appointees described in subdivision 2.
5.35(b) The board shall hold its first meeting within 60 days of enactment.
5.36(c) The board shall elect a chair to replace the acting chair at the first meeting.
6.1 Subd. 6. Chair. The board shall have a chair, elected by a majority of members.
6.2The chair shall serve for one year.
6.3 Subd. 7. Officers. The members of the board shall elect officers by a majority of
6.4members. The officers shall serve for one year.
6.5 Subd. 8. Vacancies. If a vacancy occurs on the board, the governor shall appoint a
6.6new member within 90 days to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
6.7 Subd. 9. Removal. A board member may be removed by the board only for cause,
6.8following notice, hearing, and a two-thirds vote of the board. A conflict of interest as
6.9defined in subdivision 4 shall be cause for removal from the board.
6.10 Subd. 10. Meetings. The board shall meet at least quarterly.
6.11 Subd. 11. Quorum. A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum,
6.12and the affirmative vote of a majority of members of the board is necessary and sufficient
6.13for action taken by the board.
6.14 Subd. 12. Compensation. (a) The board members shall be paid a salary not to
6.15exceed the salary limits established under section 15A.0815, subdivision 4. The salary for
6.16board members shall be set in accordance with this subdivision and section 15A.0815,
6.17subdivision 5. This paragraph expires December 31, 2015.
6.18(b) Beginning January 1, 2016, the board members may be compensated in
6.19accordance with section 15.0575.
6.20 Subd. 13. Advisory committees. (a) The board shall establish and maintain
6.21advisory committees to provide insurance producers, health care providers, the health
6.22care industry, consumers, and other stakeholders with the opportunity to share their
6.23perspectives regarding the operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace as required
6.24under section 1311(d)(6) of the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148). The board
6.25shall regularly consult with the advisory committees. The advisory committees established
6.26under this paragraph shall not expire.
6.27 (b) The board may establish additional advisory committees, as necessary, to gather
6.28and provide information to the board in order to facilitate the operation of the Minnesota
6.29Insurance Marketplace. The advisory committees established under this paragraph shall
6.30not expire, except by action of the board.
6.31 (c) Section 15.0597 shall not apply to any advisory committee established by the
6.32board under this subdivision.
Sec. 9. [62V.05] RESPONSIBILITIES AND POWERS OF THE MINNESOTA
7.1 Subdivision 1. General. (a) The board shall operate the Minnesota Insurance
7.2Marketplace according to this chapter and applicable state and federal law.
7.3(b) The board has the power to:
7.4(1) employ personnel and delegate administrative, operational, and other
7.5responsibilities to the director and other personnel as deemed appropriate by the board.
7.6The director and managerial staff of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall serve in
7.7the unclassified service and shall be governed by a compensation plan prepared by the
7.8board, submitted to the commissioner of management and budget for review and comment
7.9within 14 days of its receipt, and approved by the Legislative Coordinating Commission
7.10and the legislature under section 3.855, subdivision 3, except that section 15A.0815,
7.11subdivision 5, paragraph (e), shall not apply;
7.12(2) establish the budget of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
7.13(3) seek and accept money, grants, loans, donations, materials, services, or
7.14advertising revenue from government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and public
7.15and private sources to fund the operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
7.16(4) contract for the receipt and provision of goods and services;
7.17(5) enter into information-sharing agreements with federal and state agencies and
7.18other entities as authorized under section 62V.06; and
7.19(6) take any other actions reasonably required to implement and administer its
7.21(c) Within 180 days of enactment, the board shall establish bylaws, policies,
7.22and procedures governing the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace in
7.23accordance with this chapter.
7.24 Subd. 2. Operations funding. Funding for the operations of the Minnesota
7.25Insurance Marketplace shall cover any compensation provided to navigators participating
7.26in the navigator program.
7.27 Subd. 3. Insurance producers. (a) Within 30 days of enactment, the commissioner
7.28of management and budget, in consultation with the commissioner of commerce, shall
7.29establish certification requirements that must be met by insurance producers in order to
7.30assist individuals and small employers with purchasing coverage through the Minnesota
7.31Insurance Marketplace. The requirements established under this paragraph shall remain
7.32in effect until the implementation of the requirements established under paragraph (b)
7.33or January 1, 2015, whichever is later. Prior to January 1, 2015, the commissioner of
7.34management and budget may amend the requirements, if necessary, due to a change in
8.1 (b) The board, in consultation with the commissioner of commerce, may establish
8.2certification requirements for insurance producers assisting individuals and small
8.3employers with purchasing coverage through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
8.4Certification shall be issued by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
8.5 (c) Certification requirements shall not exceed the requirements established under
8.6Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, part 155.220. Certification shall include training on
8.7health plans available through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, available tax credits
8.8and cost-sharing arrangements, compliance with privacy and security standards, eligibility
8.9verification processes, online enrollment tools, and basic information on available public
8.10health care programs. Training required for certification under this subdivision shall
8.11qualify for continuing education requirements for insurance producers required under
8.12chapter 60K, and must comply with course approval requirements under chapter 45.
8.13 (d) Any compensation, including, but not limited to, commissions, service fees,
8.14and brokerage fees paid to an insurance producer for selling, soliciting, or negotiating
8.15coverage offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall be paid by the
8.16health carrier and must be the same for health plans offered or sold inside the Minnesota
8.17Insurance Marketplace as for health plans offered or sold outside the Minnesota Insurance
8.19 (e) Any insurance producer compensation structure established by a health carrier
8.20for the small group market must include compensation for defined contribution plans that
8.21involve multiple health carriers. The compensation offered must be commensurate with
8.22other small group market defined health plans.
8.23 (f) Any insurance producer assisting an individual or small employer with
8.24purchasing coverage through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace must disclose, orally
8.25and in writing, to the individual or small employer at the time of the first solicitation with
8.26the prospective purchaser the following:
8.27 (1) the health carriers and qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota
8.28Insurance Marketplace that the producer is authorized to sell, and that the producer may
8.29not be authorized to sell all the qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota
8.31 (2) the producer may be receiving compensation from a health carrier for enrolling
8.32the individual or small employer into a particular health plan; and
8.33 (3) information on all qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota Insurance
8.34Marketplace is available through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Web site.
8.35For purposes of this paragraph, "solicitation" means any contact by a producer, or any
8.36person acting on behalf of a producer made for the purpose of selling or attempting to sell
9.1coverage through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. If the first solicitation is made by
9.2telephone, the disclosures required under this paragraph need not be made in writing.
9.3 (g) Beginning January 15, 2015, each health carrier that offers or sells qualified
9.4health plans through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall report in writing to the
9.5board and the commissioner of commerce the compensation and other incentives it offers
9.6or provides to insurance producers with regard to each type of health plan the health carrier
9.7offers or sells both inside and outside of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. Each
9.8health carrier shall submit a report annually and upon any change to the compensation or
9.9other incentives offered or provided to insurance producers.
9.10 (h) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to limit the licensure requirements
9.11or regulatory functions of the commissioner of commerce under chapter 60K.
9.12 Subd. 4. Navigator; in-person assisters; call center. (a) The board shall establish
9.13policies and procedures for the ongoing operation of a navigator program, in-person
9.14assister program, call center, and customer service provisions for the Minnesota Insurance
9.15Marketplace to be implemented beginning January 1, 2015.
9.16(b) Until the implementation of the policies and procedures described in paragraph
9.17(a), the following shall be in effect:
9.18(1) the navigator program shall be met by section 256.962;
9.19(2) entities eligible to be navigators may serve as in-person assisters;
9.20(3) the commissioner of management and budget shall establish requirements and
9.21compensation for the navigator program and the in-person assister program within 30 days
9.22of enactment. Compensation for navigators and in-person assisters must take into account
9.23any other compensation received by the navigator or in-person assister for conducting
9.24the same or similar services; and
9.25(4) call center operations shall utilize existing state resources and personnel,
9.26including referrals to counties for medical assistance.
9.27(c) The commissioner of management and budget shall establish a toll-free number
9.28for the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and may hire and contract for additional
9.29resources as deemed necessary.
9.30 (d) The navigator program and in-person assister program must meet the
9.31requirements of section 1311(i) of the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148). In
9.32establishing training standards for the navigators and in-person assisters, the board must
9.33ensure that all entities and individuals carrying out navigator and in-person assister
9.34functions have training in the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations; eligibility
9.35and enrollment rules and procedures; the range of available public health care programs
9.36and qualified health plan options offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace;
10.1and privacy and security standards. For calendar year 2014, the commissioner of
10.2human services shall ensure that the navigator program under section 256.962 provides
10.3application assistance for both qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota
10.4Insurance Marketplace and public health care programs.
10.5(e) The board must ensure that any information provided by navigators, in-person
10.6assisters, the call center, or other customer assistance portals be accessible to persons
10.7with disabilities and that information provided on public health care programs include
10.8information on other coverage options available to persons with disabilities.
10.9 Subd. 5. Health carrier and health plan requirements; participation. (a)
10.10Beginning January 1, 2015, the board may establish minimum certification requirements
10.11for health carriers and health plans to be offered through the Minnesota Insurance
10.12Marketplace that satisfy the federal requirements under section 1311(c)(1) of the
10.13Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148).
10.14 (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if by June 1, 2013, the legislature enacts regulatory
10.16 (1) apply uniformly to all health carriers and health plans in the individual market;
10.17 (2) apply uniformly to all health carriers and health plans in the small group market;
10.19 (3) satisfy minimum federal certification requirements under section 1311(c)(1) of
10.20the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148).
10.21 (c) In accordance with section 1311(e) of the Affordable Care Act (Public Law
10.22111-148), the board shall establish certification procedures for selection of qualified health
10.23plans to be offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. The board shall certify
10.24a health plan as a qualified health plan, if:
10.25 (1) the health plan meets the minimum certification requirements established in
10.26paragraph (a) or the market regulatory requirements described in paragraph (b); and
10.27 (2) the board determines that making the health plan available through the Minnesota
10.28Insurance Marketplace is in the interests of qualified individuals and qualified employers
10.29using the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
10.30 (d) In determining the interests of qualified individuals and employers under
10.31paragraph (c), clause (2), the board may consider affordability; quality and value of
10.32the health plans; promotion of initiatives to reduce health disparities; long-term cost
10.33containment; market stability; and meaningful choice and access. The board may
10.34not exclude a health plan for any reason specified under section 1311(e)(1)(B) of the
10.35Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148).
11.1 (e) For qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace,
11.2effective January 1, 2014, the board shall determine whether a health plan satisfies
11.3paragraph (c), clause (2), by considering a combination of the following criteria:
11.4 (1) reasonableness of expected costs supporting the health plan's premiums and
11.6 (2) quality and sufficiency of the health plan's provider networks;
11.7 (3) quality improvement activities;
11.8 (4) quality initiatives related to cultural and linguistic competency;
11.9 (5) promotion of initiatives for improving health, disease prevention, and wellness;
11.11 (6) providing a manageable number of choices to consumers that present clear
11.13 (f) For qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace,
11.14on or after January 1, 2015, the board shall establish the criteria for satisfying paragraph
11.15(c), clause (2), by February 1 of each year, beginning February 1, 2014. The criteria
11.16must include the measures to be used by the board to determine whether the criteria have
11.17been met. The board may use the rulemaking process described in subdivision 9 for
11.19 (g) For qualified health plans offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
11.20beginning January 1, 2015, health carriers must use the most current addendum for Indian
11.21health care providers approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the
11.22tribes as part of their contracts with Indian health care providers.
11.23 Subd. 6. Appeals process; eligibility determinations. (a) The board shall
11.24establish a process for appeal of individual or employer eligibility determinations or
11.25redeterminations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. The process must provide for a
11.26reasonable opportunity to be heard and timely resolution of the appeal, consistent with the
11.27requirements of federal law and regulations.
11.28(b) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may establish service-level agreements
11.29with state agencies to conduct hearings for appeals. Notwithstanding section 471.59,
11.30subdivision 1, a state agency is authorized to enter into service-level agreements for this
11.31purpose with the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
11.32(c) For proceedings under this subdivision and subdivision 7, the Minnesota
11.33Insurance Marketplace may be represented by an attorney who is an employee of the
11.34Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
11.35(d) This subdivision does not apply to appeals of determinations where a state
11.36agency hearing is available under section 256.045.
12.1 Subd. 7. Contested case proceeding; health carrier determinations. A health
12.2carrier that is aggrieved by a decision of the board regarding its compliance with
12.3certification requirements or participation in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace under
12.4subdivision 5 is entitled to a contested case proceeding under chapter 14. The report or
12.5order of the administrative law judge constitutes the final decision in the case, subject to
12.6judicial review under sections 14.63 to 14.69.
12.7 Subd. 8. Agreements; consultation. (a) The board shall:
12.8(1) establish and maintain an agreement with the chief information officer of
12.9the Office of Enterprise Technology for information technology services that ensures
12.10coordination with public health care programs. The board may establish and maintain
12.11agreements with the chief information officer of the Office of Enterprise Technology for
12.12other information technology services, including an agreement that would permit the
12.13Minnesota Insurance Marketplace to administer eligibility for additional health care and
12.14public assistance programs under the authority of the commissioner of human services;
12.15(2) establish and maintain an agreement with the commissioner of human services
12.16for cost allocation and services regarding eligibility determinations and enrollment for
12.17public health care programs that use a modified adjusted gross income standard to
12.18determine program eligibility. The board may establish and maintain an agreement with
12.19the commissioner of human services for other services; and
12.20(3) establish and maintain an agreement with the commissioners of commerce
12.21and health for services regarding enforcement of Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
12.22certification requirements for health plans and dental plans offered through the Minnesota
12.23Insurance Marketplace. The board may establish and maintain agreements with the
12.24commissioners of commerce and health for other services.
12.25(b) The board shall consult with the commissioners of commerce and health
12.26regarding the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
12.27(c) The board shall consult with Indian tribes and organizations regarding the
12.28operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
12.29(d) Beginning March 15, 2014, and each March 15 thereafter, the board shall submit
12.30a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the senate and
12.31house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over commerce, health, and human
12.32services on all the agreements entered into with the chief information officer of the Office
12.33of Enterprise Technology, or the commissioners of human services, health, or commerce
12.34in accordance with this subdivision. The report shall include the agency in which the
12.35agreement is with; the time period of the agreement; the purpose of the agreement; and
13.1a summary of the terms of the agreement. A copy of the agreement must be submitted
13.2to the extent practicable.
13.3 Subd. 9. Rulemaking in first year. (a) Effective upon enactment until January 1,
13.42014, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may adopt rules to implement any provisions
13.5of this chapter following the process in this subdivision.
13.6(b) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall publish proposed rules in the State
13.8(c) Interested parties have 21 days after publication to comment on the proposed
13.9rules. After the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace has considered all comments, the
13.10Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall publish notice in the State Register that the rules
13.11have been adopted and the rules shall take effect on publication.
13.12(d) If the adopted rules are the same as the proposed rules, the notice shall state that
13.13the rules have been adopted as proposed and shall cite the prior publication. If the adopted
13.14rules differ from the proposed rules, the portions of the adopted rules that differ from the
13.15proposed rules shall be included in the notice of adoption, together with a citation to the
13.16prior State Register that contained the notice of the proposed rules.
13.17(e) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall seek comments from the Department
13.18of Administration, Information Policy Analysis Division, before adopting any final rules
13.19involving the sharing, use, or disclosure of not public data.
13.20(f) By January 15, 2014, the board shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking
13.21minority members of the committees in the senate and the house of representatives
13.22with primary jurisdiction over commerce and health, that lists and describes all rules
13.23promulgated under this subdivision.
13.24 (g) If the rulemaking process described in this subdivision is not used, the board
13.25must comply with the standard rulemaking process in chapter 14.
13.26 Subd. 10. Rulemaking after the first year. Beginning January 1, 2014, the
13.27board may adopt rules to implement any provisions in this chapter using the expedited
13.28rulemaking process in section 14.389. If the expedited rulemaking process is not used, the
13.29board must comply with the standard rulemaking process in chapter 14.
13.30 Subd. 11. Dental plans. (a) The provisions of this section that apply to health plans
13.31shall apply to dental plans offered as stand-alone dental plans through the Minnesota
13.32Insurance Marketplace, to the extent practicable.
13.33 (b) A stand-alone dental plan offered through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
13.34must meet all certification requirements under section 1311(c)(1) of the Affordable Care
13.35Act (Public Law 111-148) that are applicable to health plans, except for certification
13.36requirements that cannot be met because the dental plan only covers dental benefits.
14.1 Subd. 12. Limitations; risk-bearing. (a) The board shall not bear insurance risk or
14.2enter into any agreement with health care providers to pay claims.
14.3(b) Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
14.4from providing insurance for its employees.
Sec. 10. [62V.06] DATA.
14.6(a) The definitions in section 13.02 apply to this section.
14.7(b) Government data of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace on individuals,
14.8employees of employers, and employers using the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace are
14.9private data on individuals or nonpublic data. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
14.10may share not public data with state and federal agencies and other entities if the board
14.11determines that the exchange of the data is necessary to carry out the functions of the
14.12Minnesota Insurance Marketplace. State agencies shall share not public data with the
14.13Minnesota Insurance Marketplace if the board determines that the exchange of the
14.14data is reasonably necessary to carry out the functions of the Minnesota Insurance
14.15Marketplace. Data-sharing agreements must include adequate protections with respect to
14.16the confidentiality and integrity of the data to be shared and comply with applicable law.
14.17Notwithstanding the provisions governing summary data in sections 13.02, subdivision
14.1819, and 13.05, subdivision 7, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may derive summary
14.19data from nonpublic data under this section.
Sec. 11. [62V.07] FUNDS.
14.21 The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace account is created in the special revenue fund
14.22of the state treasury. All funds received by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall
14.23be deposited in the account. Funds in the account are appropriated to the Minnesota
14.24Insurance Marketplace for the operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
Sec. 12. [62V.08] REPORT.
14.26The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall submit a report to the legislature by
14.27January 15, 2015, and each January 15 thereafter, on: (1) the performance of Minnesota
14.28Insurance Marketplace operations; (2) meeting the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace
14.29responsibilities; and (3) an accounting of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace budget
Sec. 13. [62V.09] EXPIRATION AND SUNSET EXCLUSION.
15.1Notwithstanding section 15.059, the board and its advisory committees shall not
15.2expire, except as specified in section 62V.04, subdivision 13. The board and its advisory
15.3committees are not subject to review or sunsetting under chapter 3D.
Sec. 14. [62V.10] LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
15.5 Subdivision 1. Legislative oversight. (a) The Legislative Oversight Committee is
15.6established to provide oversight to the implementation of this chapter and the operation
15.7of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.
15.8(b) The committee shall review the operations of the Minnesota Insurance
15.9Marketplace at least annually and shall recommend necessary changes in policy,
15.10implementation, and statutes to the board and to the legislature.
15.11(c) The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall present to the committee the annual
15.12report required in section 62V.08, as well as the reports on rules required in section
15.1362V.05, subdivision 9, the appeals process under section 62V.05, subdivision 6, and the
15.14actions taken regarding the treatment of multiemployer plans.
15.15 Subd. 2. Membership; meetings; compensation. (a) The Legislative Oversight
15.16Committee shall consist of five members of the senate, three members appointed by
15.17the majority leader of the senate, and two members appointed by the minority leader of
15.18the senate; and five members of the house of representatives, three members appointed
15.19by the speaker of the house, and two members appointed by the minority leader of the
15.20house of representatives.
15.21(b) Appointed legislative members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority
15.22and shall continue to serve until their successors are appointed.
15.23(c) The first meeting of the committee shall be convened by the chair of the
15.24Legislative Coordinating Commission. Members shall elect a chair at the first meeting.
15.25The chair must convene at least one meeting annually, and may convene other meetings as
15.27(d) The members shall serve without compensation.
15.28 Subd. 3. Review of costs. The board shall submit for review the estimated costs
15.29necessary to fund the operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace as certified under
15.30section 16A.725, subdivision 2a, to the committee at the same time as the certification is
15.31provided to the commissioner of management and budget.
Sec. 15. TRANSITION OF AUTHORITY.
15.33(a) Upon the effective date of this act, the commissioner of management and budget
15.34shall exercise all authorities and responsibilities under Minnesota Statutes, sections 62V.03
16.1and 62V.05 until the board has satisfied the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section
16.262V.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (c). In exercising these authorities and responsibilities of
16.3the board, the commissioner of management and budget shall be subject to or exempted
16.4from the same statutory provisions as the board, as identified in Minnesota Statutes,
16.5section 62V.03, subdivision 2.
16.6(b) Upon the establishment of bylaws, policies, and procedures governing the
16.7operations of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace by the board as required under
16.8Minnesota Statutes, section 62V.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), all personnel, assets,
16.9contracts, obligations, and funds managed by the commissioner of management and
16.10budget for the design and development of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall be
16.11transferred to the board. Existing personnel managed by the commissioner of management
16.12and budget for the design and development of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall
16.13staff the board upon enactment.
Sec. 16. MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSOCIATION
16.16The commissioner of commerce, in consultation with the board of directors of
16.17the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association, has the authority to develop and
16.18implement the phase-out and eventual termination of coverage provided by the Minnesota
16.19Comprehensive Health Association under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62E. The phase-out
16.20of coverage shall begin no sooner than January 1, 2014, or upon the effective date of the
16.21operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and the ability to purchase qualified
16.22health plans through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, whichever is later, and shall,
16.23to the extent practicable, ensure the least amount of disruption to the enrollees' health care
16.24coverage. The member assessments established under Minnesota Statutes, section 62E.11,
16.25shall take into consideration any phase-out of coverage implemented under this section.
Sec. 17. REPORT ON APPEALS PROCESS.
16.27By February 1, 2014, and February 1, 2015, the board of directors of the Minnesota
16.28Insurance Marketplace shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members
16.29of the committees in the senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over
16.30commerce, health, and civil law on the appeals process for eligibility determinations
16.31established under Minnesota Statutes, section 62V.05, subdivision 6.
Sec. 18. CONTINGENT TREATMENT OF MULTIEMPLOYER PLANS.
17.1 On or after the date that final federal regulations are adopted regarding the treatment
17.2of multiemployer plans, the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall take such actions as
17.3are necessary, in consultation with the commissioner of commerce and in accordance with
17.4final federal regulations, to: (1) ensure that all multiemployer plans are notified of the
17.5final federal rules; (2) conform all policies and procedures of the Minnesota Insurance
17.6Marketplace with applicable federal rules related to multiemployer plans; and (3) permit
17.7multiemployer plans to be integrated in the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace to the
17.8maximum extent permitted by federal rules. The Minnesota Insurance Marketplace shall
17.9submit written notification to the legislature regarding its compliance with this section.
Sec. 19. REPEALER.
17.11Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256.9658, subdivision 1, is repealed.
Sec. 20. EFFECTIVE DATE.
17.13Sections 1 to 18 are effective the day following final enactment. Any actions taken
17.14by any state agencies in furtherance of the design, development, and implementation
17.15of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace prior to the effective date shall be considered
17.16actions taken by the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and shall be governed by the
17.17provisions of this chapter and state law. Health plan and dental plan coverage through the
17.18Minnesota Insurance Marketplace is effective January 1, 2014.