language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to insurance producers; regulating payment of commissions by issuers of individual health plans;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 60K.31, by adding a subdivision; 60K.48, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) If a health carrier pays commissions or service fees to licensed producers who are appointed by the health carrier for sale of a qualified health plan, then, within 30 days of receipt of the agent of record agreement, the health carrier must accommodate a policyholder or applicant for coverage by allowing a policyholder or applicant to select or change the agent of record, effective upon the next premium cycle.
(b) The health carrier's standard commission and service fees must be paid to the policyholder's agent of record or the agent's assignee if any premium rate for a qualified health plan has been approved by the commissioner with costs associated with producer commissions included in the filed rate.
(c) A health carrier is prohibited from offering, renewing, or failing to renew qualified health plans based solely on the commission-paying status of the health plan.
(d) Nothing in this subdivision requires a health carrier to pay any commission or service fee with respect to the sale of a qualified health plan, unless the rate for the qualified health plan has been approved by the commissioner with costs associated with producer commissions included in the filed rate.
Presented to the governor May 2, 2017
Signed by the governor May 2, 2017, 4:49 p.m.