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Subdivision 1.Applicability.

This section applies to all health plans, as defined in section 62Q.01, subdivision 3, that provide coverage for health care to be provided entirely or partially:

(1) through contracts in which health care providers agree to accept discounted charges, negotiated charges, or other limits on health care provider charges;

(2) by employees of, or facilities or entities owned by, the issuer of the health plan; or

(3) through contracts with health care providers that provide for payment to the providers on a fully or partially capitated basis or on any other non-fee-for-service basis.

Subd. 2.Disclosure required.

(a) All health plans included in subdivision 1 must clearly specify how the cost of health care used to calculate any co-payments, coinsurance, or lifetime benefits will be affected by the arrangements described in subdivision 1.

(b) Any summary or other marketing material used in connection with marketing of a health plan that is subject to this section must prominently disclose and clearly explain the provisions required under paragraph (a), if the summary or other marketing material refers to co-payments, coinsurance, or maximum lifetime benefits.

(c) A health plan that is subject to paragraph (a) must not be used in this state if the commissioner of commerce or health, as appropriate, has determined that it does not comply with this section.

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