PRINTER'S NO. 268
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FOLMER, MENSCH, BROWNE, RAFFERTY, WHITE, WAUGH, ALLOWAY AND BAKER, JANUARY 30, 2013
REFERRED TO BANKING AND INSURANCE, JANUARY 30, 2013
5Section 1. Short title.
8Section 2. Definitions.
12"Department." The Insurance Department of the Commonwealth.
13"Foreign insurer." Any of the following entities, if
14licensed by another state to sell health insurance in that state
15and if not prohibited under the laws of that state from selling
16health insurance to the residents of this Commonwealth: an
17insurance company, association, exchange, interinsurance
18exchange, health maintenance organization, preferred provider
5"Health insurance." An individual or group health insurance
6policy, subscriber contract, certificate or plan that provides
7medical or health care coverage by a health care facility or
8licensed health care provider.
11Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a
12resident of this Commonwealth shall have the right to purchase
13health insurance from a foreign insurer, regardless of whether
14the foreign insurer is licensed or in compliance with the laws
15of this Commonwealth.
16Section 4. Public notice.
17The department shall publish a notice on its Internet website
18that explains the right of a resident of this Commonwealth under
19this act to purchase health insurance from a foreign insurer.
20The department may include in the notice information that a
21resident might find helpful in making a decision to purchase
22health insurance from a foreign insurer.
23Section 20. Effective date.
24This act shall take effect in 60 days.