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2017 Florida Statutes

SECTION 26
Collaborative arrangement with the Department of Health and Human Services.
F.S. 624.26
624.26 Collaborative arrangement with the Department of Health and Human Services.
(1) As used in this section, the term “PPACA” has the same meaning as provided in s. 627.402.
(2) When reviewing forms filed by health insurers or health maintenance organizations pursuant to s. 627.410 or s. 641.31(3) for compliance with state law, the office may also review such forms for compliance with PPACA. If the office determines that a form does not comply with PPACA, the office shall inform the insurer or organization of the reason for noncompliance. If the office determines that a form ultimately used by an insurer or organization does not comply with PPACA, the office may report such potential violation to the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The review of forms by the office under this subsection does not include review of the rates, rating practices, or the relationship of benefits to the rates.
(3) When performing market conduct examinations or investigations of health insurers or health maintenance organizations as authorized under s. 624.307, s. 624.3161, or s. 641.3905 for compliance with state law, the office may include compliance with PPACA within the scope of such examination or investigation. If the office determines that an insurer’s or organization’s operations do not comply with PPACA, the office shall inform the insurer or organization of the reason for such determination. If the insurer or organization does not take action to comply with PPACA, the office may report such potential violation to the federal Department of Health and Human Resources.
(4) The department’s Division of Consumer Services may respond to complaints by consumers relating to a requirement of PPACA and report apparent or potential violations to the office and to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
(5) A determination made by the office or department pursuant to this section regarding compliance with PPACA does not constitute a determination that affects the substantial interests of any party for purposes of chapter 120.
History.s. 2, ch. 2013-101; s. 4, ch. 2016-165.