relating to insurance; health; creating the Minnesota premium security plan; providing funding; establishing a legislative working group; regulating health care provider system access; modifying premium subsidy program provisions; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 62E.10, subdivision 2; 62K.10, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2013, chapter 9, section 15; Laws 2017, chapter 2, article 1, sections 1, subdivision 3; 2, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 3; article 2, section 13; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62E.
MINNESOTA PREMIUM SECURITY PLAN
Board of directors; organization.
The board of directors of the association shall be made up of eleven members as follows: six directors selected by contributing members, subject to approval by the commissioner, one of which must be a health actuary; five public directors selected by the commissioner, at least two of whom must be plan enrollees, two of whom are covered under an individual plan subject to assessment under section 62E.11 or group plan offered by an employer subject to assessment under section 62E.11, and one of whom must be a licensed insurance agent. At least two of the public directors must reside outside of the seven-county metropolitan area. In determining voting rights at members' meetings, each member shall be entitled to vote in person or proxy. The vote shall be a weighted vote based upon the member's cost of self-insurance, accident and health insurance premium, subscriber contract charges, health maintenance contract payment, or community integrated service network payment derived from or on behalf of Minnesota residents in the previous calendar year, as determined by the commissioner. In approving directors of the board, the commissioner shall consider, among other things, whether all types of members are fairly represented. Directors selected by contributing members may be reimbursed from the money of the association for expenses incurred by them as directors, but shall not otherwise be compensated by the association for their services. The costs of conducting meetings of the association and its board of directors shall be borne by members of the association.
MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSOCIATION TERMINATION.
The commissioner of commerce, in consultation with the board of directors of the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association, has the authority to develop and implement the phase-out and eventual appropriate termination of coverage provided by the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62E. The phase-out of coverage shall begin no sooner than January 1, 2014, or upon the effective date of the operation of the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace and the ability to purchase qualified health plans through the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace, whichever is later, and shall, to the extent practicable, ensure the least amount of disruption to the enrollees' health care coverage. The member assessments established under Minnesota Statutes, section 62E.11, shall take into consideration any phase-out of coverage implemented under this section.