Sec. 38a-591-8 - Notice to enrollees

ยง 38a-591-8. Notice to enrollees

(a) Each health carrier that submits notices to a covered person or the covered person's authorized representative pursuant to section 38a-591d of the Connecticut General Statutes, including adverse determinations that involve a rescission, shall include with the Notice of Adverse Determination a description of the health carrier's procedures for initiating an internal grievance of an adverse determination including the procedures for requesting an expedited review. Such notification shall also include the procedures for filing an external review and an expedited external review.

(b) Each health carrier that submits a notice to a covered person or the covered person's authorized representative pursuant to section 38a-591e of the Connecticut General Statutes shall include with the Notice of a Grievance Decision that upholds the adverse determination a description of the health carrier's procedures for initiating any remaining internal grievance rights including the procedures for requesting an expedited review. If the Notice of a Grievance Decision that upholds the adverse determination is the final adverse determination, or if the notice is issued due to the health carrier's failure to strictly adhere to the requirements of section 38a-591e(f)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the notice shall also include a statement that all internal appeals have been exhausted. Such notice shall include the procedure for filing an external review and an expedited external review, as well as a copy of the external review application and a consumer guide to the external review process. The commissioner shall develop and make available to health carriers the external review application and consumer guide to the external review process. A copy of the external review application and consumer guide shall also be made available from the health carrier to a covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, upon request.

(c) For purposes of triggering the filing period for an external review request or an expedited external review request under section 38a-591g(e) of the Connecticut General Statutes, notice of an adverse determination or a final adverse determination shall be deemed to have been received by the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative five (5) calendar days after the notice is mailed.

(Effective September 4, 2012; Amended February 3, 2017)

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