130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. B. No. 39  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
S. B. No. 39


Senators Brown, Schiavoni 

Cosponsors: Senators Turner, Sawyer, Gentile, Smith, Tavares 



A BILL
To amend section 1739.05 and to enact sections 1751.621 and 3923.521 of the Revised Code to require insurance providers to cover human papillomavirus screenings and vaccines.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 1739.05 be amended and sections 1751.621 and 3923.521 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 1739.05.  (A) A multiple employer welfare arrangement that is created pursuant to sections 1739.01 to 1739.22 of the Revised Code and that operates a group self-insurance program may be established only if any of the following applies:
(1) The arrangement has and maintains a minimum enrollment of three hundred employees of two or more employers.
(2) The arrangement has and maintains a minimum enrollment of three hundred self-employed individuals.
(3) The arrangement has and maintains a minimum enrollment of three hundred employees or self-employed individuals in any combination of divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section.
(B) A multiple employer welfare arrangement that is created pursuant to sections 1739.01 to 1739.22 of the Revised Code and that operates a group self-insurance program shall comply with all laws applicable to self-funded programs in this state, including sections 3901.04, 3901.041, 3901.19 to 3901.26, 3901.38, 3901.381 to 3901.3814, 3901.40, 3901.45, 3901.46, 3902.01 to 3902.14, 3923.24, 3923.282, 3923.30, 3923.301, 3923.38, 3923.521, 3923.581, 3923.63, 3923.80, 3924.031, 3924.032, and 3924.27 of the Revised Code.
(C) A multiple employer welfare arrangement created pursuant to sections 1739.01 to 1739.22 of the Revised Code shall solicit enrollments only through agents or solicitors licensed pursuant to Chapter 3905. of the Revised Code to sell or solicit sickness and accident insurance.
(D) A multiple employer welfare arrangement created pursuant to sections 1739.01 to 1739.22 of the Revised Code shall provide benefits only to individuals who are members, employees of members, or the dependents of members or employees, or are eligible for continuation of coverage under section 1751.53 or 3923.38 of the Revised Code or under Title X of the "Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985," 100 Stat. 227, 29 U.S.C.A. 1161, as amended.
Sec. 1751.621.  Every individual or group health insuring corporation policy, contract, or agreement providing basic health care services that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state shall provide benefits covering expenses related to screenings and vaccinations for human papillomavirus as prescribed in guidance issued by the United States center for disease control and prevention.
Sec. 3923.521.  Notwithstanding section 3901.71 of the Revised Code, each individual or group policy of sickness and accident insurance that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state and each public employee benefit plan that is established or modified in this state shall provide benefits covering expenses related to screenings and vaccinations for human papillomavirus as prescribed in guidance issued by the United States center for disease control and prevention.
Section 2.  That existing section 1739.05 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.
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