Utah Admin. Code R590-167-1 - Authority, Purpose and Scope

(1) Authority.

This rule is intended to implement the provisions of Chapter 30, Title 31A, the Individual and Small Employer Health Insurance Act, referred to in this rule as the Act. The commissioner's authority to enforce this rule is provided under Subsections 31A-2-201(3)(a), 31A-30-106(1)(k), and 31A-30-106.1(10).

(2) Purpose.
(a) The general purposes of the Act and this rule are:
(i) to enhance the availability of health insurance coverage to individuals and small employers;
(ii) to regulate and prevent abuse in insurer rating practices and establish limits on differences in rates between health benefit plans;
(iii) to ensure renewability of coverage;
(iv) to establish limitations on the use of preexisting condition exclusions;
(v) to prescribe the manner in which case characteristics may be used;
(vi) to regulate the use and establishment of separate classes of business;
(vii) to provide for portability; and
(viii) to improve the overall fairness and efficiency of the individual and small employer health insurance market.
(b) The Act and this rule are intended to:
(i) promote broader spreading of risk in the individual and small employer marketplace; and
(ii) regulate rating practices for all health benefit plans sold to individuals and small employers, whether sold directly or through associations or other groupings of individuals and small employers.
(3) Scope.

Carriers that provide health benefit plans to individuals and small employers are intended to be subject to all of the provisions of this rule.


Utah Admin. Code R590-167-1

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