Section 65: Proposed Plan Change Reporting

The division of insurance shall conduct a study to ensure that the carrier reporting deadlines included in subsections (b) and (c) of section 6 of chapter 176J of the General Laws are of the appropriate duration to enable carriers to collect sufficient information with which to ensure the accuracy of proposed plan changes. If the division determines that a reporting date of 90 days prior to the effective date of plan changes is inappropriate, the division shall determine the appropriate length of time for carriers to report plan changes to the division of insurance and the attorney general and shall make such recommendation to the general court. The study shall be completed by July 31, 2011 and filed with the clerks of the house of representative and senate, the chairs of the joint committee on health care financing and the chairs of the house and senate committee on ways and means.

Summary: 
Directs the Division of Insurance (DOI) to complete a study by July 31, 2011 to determine whether the 90 day reporting requirement established in Section 31 of this Act gives health insurance carriers a sufficient amount of lead time to make accurate proposals of plan changes to DOI. DOI may recommend a more appropriate length of time if necessary.