1. Carriers with
health insurance plans covering Maine residents shall promptly provide any
information requested by the Superintendent regarding an existing or potential
public health emergency, including claims information.
Carriers offering health insurance plans
in Maine shall file reports meeting the requirements of Section
within 30 days after the effective
date of this Rule. Reports shall be verified by the oath of the officer
designated in Section
of this Rule and by one other
principal officer of the carrier. Updated reports shall be provided to the
Superintendent within 72 hours after a request made to address an existing or
potential public health emergency. Business continuity plans shall be held by
the Superintendent as confidential information in the same manner as insurers'
business plans. If the insurer considers any other information that it files
pursuant to this Rule to be confidential pursuant to Maine law, the insurer
shall file a request for protection from disclosure, identifying with
particularity the information the insurer considers to be confidential and the
reasons the insurer believes the information filed is not a public record
within the meaning of the Maine Freedom of Access Law,
3. The Superintendent
may, but is not required to, exempt carriers with fewer than 500 insured lives
in Maine from the reporting requirements of this Rule.