Commissioner Approval of Plans

Provides that the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance may approve, according to established criteria, health insurance policies for individuals or small businesses that cover more restricted networks that differ from the overall carrier's network. The Commissioner may also disapprove any proposed rate changes if the Commissioner disapproves proposed rate increases to a small group plan, an insurance carrier must notify all members of the plan that the proposed increase has been disapproved and is subject to a public hearing. The carrier may not implement the proposed rates until the Commissioner has approved the rates.