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62Q.01 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Applicability. For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given.

Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health for purposes of regulating health maintenance organizations, and community integrated service networks, or the commissioner of commerce for purposes of regulating all other health plan companies. For all other purposes, "commissioner" means the commissioner of health.

Subd. 2a. Enrollee. "Enrollee" means a natural person covered by a health plan and includes an insured, policyholder, subscriber, contract holder, member, covered person, or certificate holder.

Subd. 3. Health plan. "Health plan" means a health plan as defined in section 62A.011 or a policy, contract, or certificate issued by a community integrated service network.

Subd. 4. Health plan company. "Health plan company" means:

(1) a health carrier as defined under section 62A.011, subdivision 2; or

(2) a community integrated service network as defined under section 62N.02, subdivision 4a.

Subd. 5. Managed care organization. "Managed care organization" means: (1) a health maintenance organization operating under chapter 62D; (2) a community integrated service network as defined under section 62N.02, subdivision 4a; or (3) an insurance company licensed under chapter 60A, nonprofit health service plan corporation operating under chapter 62C, fraternal benefit society operating under chapter 64B, or any other health plan company, to the extent that it covers health care services delivered to Minnesota residents through a preferred provider organization or a network of selected providers.

Subd. 6. Medicare-related coverage. "Medicare-related coverage" means a policy, contract, or certificate issued as a supplement to Medicare, regulated under sections 62A.31 to 62A.44, including Medicare select coverage; policies, contracts, or certificates that supplement Medicare issued by health maintenance organizations; or policies, contracts, or certificates governed by section 1833 (known as "cost" or "HCPP" contracts) or 1876 (known as "TEFRA" or "risk" contracts) of the federal Social Security Act, United States Code, title 42, section 1395, et seq., as amended.

HIST: 1994 c 625 art 2 s 14; 1995 c 234 art 2 s 2-6; art 3 s 5; 1997 c 225 art 2 s 37-39,62; 1998 c 254 art 1 s 15