SB 244 Prohibits health carriers from requiring applicants to submit tax information to obtain insurance coverage
Sponsor: Scott
LR Number: 1233S.01I Fiscal Note: 1233-01
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 4/28/2005 - Voted Do Pass S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 244 - Under this act, health carriers are prohibited from requiring an applicant or insured to submit tax forms which disclose salaries, income, wages, or any other tax information not relevant to determining coverage eligibility. If any health carrier requires an applicant or insured to submit tax forms for purposes of determining eligibility, the health carrier shall allow the applicant or insured to redact or otherwise edit any information relating to salaries, wages, income, or other tax information not relevant to determining coverage eligibility. Failure to comply with this act shall constitute an unfair trade practice. The act directs the Director of the Department of Insurance to promulgate rules for the enforcement of this act and establish categories of tax information in addition to salaries, income, or wages in which health carriers shall not request by means of a tax return.

STEPHEN WITTE