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CHAPTER 155--S.F.No. 3047

An act

relating to health care; permitting health carriers to not renew certain conversion individual health plans; requiring notice to affected policyholders;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62A.17, subdivision 6.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 62A.17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Conversion to individual policy.

(a) An individual policy or contract issued as a conversion policy prior to January 1, 2014, shall be renewable at the option of the individual as long as the individual is not covered under another qualified plan as defined in section 62E.02, subdivision 4. Any revisions in the table of rate for the individual policy shall apply to the covered person's original age at entry and shall apply equally to all similar conversion policies issued by the insurer.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an issuer with five or fewer covered individuals that are not part of the single risk pool, as defined in section 62A.65, subdivision 3b, may nonrenew those conversion policies in accordance with this paragraph. An issuer nonrenewing coverage under this paragraph must notify the commissioner 180 days before the effective date of the nonrenewal, and must provide the commissioner with a complete list of affected policyholders and a copy of the proposed policyholder notice described in this paragraph. The issuer must provide written notice to each policyholder covered under the conversion policy at least 120 days before the effective date of the nonrenewal. This notice must include information on how to obtain individual or family health coverage and contact information for the state agencies regulating health insurance.


This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to policies to be renewed on or after that date.

Presented to the governor May 22, 2016

Signed by the governor May 22, 2016, 4:57 p.m.

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