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62E.04 DUTIES OF INSURERS.
    Subdivision 1. Individual policies. For each type of qualified plan described in section
62E.06, an insurer or fraternal issuing individual policies of accident and health insurance in this
state, other than group conversion policies, shall develop and file with the commissioner an
individual policy which meets the minimum standards of that type of qualified plan. An insurer
or fraternal issuing individual policies of accident and health insurance in this state shall offer
each type of qualified plan to each person who applies and is eligible for accident and health
insurance from that insurer or fraternal.
    Subd. 2. Medicare supplement plan. An insurer or fraternal issuing Medicare supplement
plans in this state shall develop and file with the commissioner a Medicare supplement policy
which meets the minimum standards of a qualified Medicare supplement plan. An insurer
or fraternal issuing Medicare supplement plans in this state shall offer a qualified medicare
supplement plan to each person who is eligible for coverage and who applies for a Medicare
supplement plan.
    Subd. 3. Group policies. For each type of qualified plan described in section 62E.06, an
insurer or fraternal issuing group policies of accident and health insurance in this state shall
develop and file with the commissioner a group policy which provides for each member of the
group the minimum benefits required by that type of qualified plan. An insurer or fraternal issuing
group policies of accident and health insurance in this state shall offer each type of qualified plan
to each eligible applicant for group accident and health insurance.
    Subd. 4. Major medical coverage. Each insurer and fraternal shall affirmatively offer
coverage of major medical expenses to every applicant who applies to the insurer or fraternal for
a new unqualified policy, which has a lifetime benefit limit of less than $1,000,000, at the time
of application and annually to every holder of such an unqualified policy of accident and health
insurance renewed by the insurer or fraternal. The coverage shall provide that when a covered
individual incurs out-of-pocket expenses of $5,000 or more within a calendar year for services
covered in section 62E.06, subdivision 1, benefits shall be payable, subject to any co-payment
authorized by the commissioner, up to a maximum lifetime limit of not less than $1,000,000. The
offer of coverage of major medical expenses may consist of the offer of a rider on an existing
unqualified policy or a new policy which is a qualified plan.
    Subd. 5. Effect of noncompliance. No policy of accident and health insurance may be
issued or renewed in this state 180 days after July 1, 1976 by an insurer or a fraternal which has
not complied with the requirements of this section.
    Subd. 6. Reinsurance allowed. An insurer or fraternal may fulfill its obligations under
this section by issuing the required coverages in their own name and reinsuring the risk and
administration of the coverages with the association in accordance with section 62E.10,
subdivision 7
, clauses (e) and (f).
    Subd. 7. Underwriting standards may apply. Nothing in this section shall require an
insurer or fraternal to offer or issue a policy to any person who does not meet the underwriting or
membership requirements of the insurer or fraternal.
    Subd. 8. Reduction of benefits because of other services. No policy of accident and
health insurance shall contain any provision denying or reducing benefits because services are
rendered to an insured or dependent who is eligible for or receiving benefits pursuant to chapters
256B and 256D, or sections 252.27; 260B.331, subdivision 2; 260C.331, subdivision 2; 393.07,
subdivision 1
or 2.
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1995 c 207 art 10 s 25]
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1995 c 207 art 10 s 25]
History: 1976 c 296 art 1 s 4; 1977 c 409 s 9,10; 1979 c 174 s 3; 1979 c 272 s 4; 1988 c
689 art 2 s 14,15; 1988 c 704 s 1; 1996 c 305 art 1 s 21; 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2; 2000 c 483 s
14; 2001 c 215 s 18