62Q.43 GEOGRAPHIC ACCESS.
Subdivision 1. Closed-panel health plan.
For purposes of this section, "closed-panel health
plan" means a health plan as defined in section
that requires an enrollee to receive all or a
majority of primary care services from a specific clinic or physician designated by the enrollee
that is within the health plan company's clinic or physician network.
Subd. 2. Access requirement.
Every closed-panel health plan must allow enrollees who are
full-time students under the age of 25 years to change their designated clinic or physician at least
once per month, as long as the clinic or physician is part of the health plan company's statewide
clinic or physician network. A health plan company shall not charge enrollees who choose this
option higher premiums or cost sharing than would otherwise apply to enrollees who do not
choose this option. A health plan company may require enrollees to provide 15 days' written
notice of intent to change their designated clinic or physician.
History: 1995 c 234 art 2 s 27