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62A.285 PROHIBITED UNDERWRITING; BREAST IMPLANTS.

Subdivision 1.Scope of coverage.

This section applies to all policies of accident and health insurance regulated under this chapter, subscriber contracts offered by nonprofit health service plan corporations regulated under chapter 62C, health maintenance contracts regulated under chapter 62D, and health benefit certificates offered through a fraternal benefit society regulated under chapter 64B. This section does not apply to policies, plans, certificates, or contracts payable on a fixed indemnity or non-expense-incurred basis, or policies, plans, certificates, or contracts that provide only accident coverage.

Subd. 2.Required coverage.

No policy, plan, certificate, or contract referred to in subdivision 1 shall be issued or renewed to provide coverage to a Minnesota resident if it provides an exclusion, reduction, or other limitation as to coverage, deductible, coinsurance, or co-payment applicable solely to conditions caused by breast implants.

Subd. 3.Refusal to issue or renew.

No issuer of a policy, plan, certificate, or contract referred to in subdivision 1 shall refuse to issue or renew at standard premium rates a policy, plan, certificate, or contract referred to in subdivision 1 solely because the prospective insured or enrollee has breast implants.

Subd. 4.

[Repealed, 2000 c 483 s 55]