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CS/CS/HB 893 — Blanket Health Insurance Eligibility

by Health and Human Services Committee; Health Innovation Subcommittee; and Rep. Ingoglia (CS/CS/SB 1134 by Fiscal Policy Committee; Banking and Insurance Committee; and Senator Hays)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Banking and Insurance Committee (BI)

The bill expands the types of individuals and entities that are eligible for blanket health insurance coverage. Blanket health insurance policies and contracts are issued to a policyholder, such as a school, business, or an organization, and provide coverage to a group of individuals or participants who share a common activity or operation of the policyholder. The coverage is for persons participating in specific activities and coverage begins and ends with the covered activity.

There is no fiscal impact to the state.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 116-0