2006 Insurance Bills Passed Into Law
HB 1827: Group Health Insurance
Allows associations with at least 50 members to create health insurance plans for members and provides that the Director of the Department of Insurance may allow rates charged for similar classes of business to exceed the 20% limitation imposed by the Small Group Health Insurance Act.
HB 1837: Medical Malpractice Insurance and Enforcement Powers of the Department of Insurance
Increases financial and reporting requirements for Chapter 383 Medical Malpractice Companies. Grants the Department of Insurance increased enforcement authority over Chapter 383 companies.
SB 567: Modifies Laws on Health Insurance Coverage
Authorizes premium credits for non-smokers. Requires health insurance companies to provide coverage for phase II clinical trials. Provides that health insurers may only apply a single co-payment on a prescription if a single dosage is not available and a combination of dosage amounts must be dispensed.
SB 837: Modifies the Membership Requirements
This act modifies the membership requirements for the board of directors of the Missouri Health Insurance Pool, the membership of the governing committee that administers the Missouri Basic Property Insurance Inspection and Placement Program and modifies the membership of board of directors that governs the Missouri Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association.