Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 129

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 27-8-11-4.7; IC 27-13-34-15.2.

Synopsis: Contracts for dental services. Prohibits dental insurers and health maintenance organizations from requiring dentists to accept certain payments.

Effective: July 1, 2010.





Leising




    January 5, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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SENATE BILL No. 129



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning insurance.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 27-8-11-4.7; (10)IN0129.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 27-8-11-4.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 4.7. An agreement under section 3 of this chapter must not require a dentist to accept an amount set by the insurer as payment for health care services provided to an insured unless the dentist is compensated for the health care services by the insurer.
SOURCE: IC 27-13-34-15.2; (10)IN0129.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 27-13-34-15.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 15.2. A contract described in section 15 of this chapter must not require a dentist to accept an amount set by the limited service health maintenance organization as payment for limited health services provided to an enrollee unless the dentist is compensated for the health care services by the limited service health maintenance organization.
SOURCE: ; (10)IN0129.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010] (a) IC 27-8-11-4.7, as added by this act, applies to an agreement under IC 27-8-11-3 that

is entered into, amended, or renewed after June 30, 2010.
    (b) IC 27-13-34-15.2, as added by this act, applies to a contract described in IC 27-13-34-15 that is entered into, amended, or renewed after June 30, 2010.
    (c) This SECTION expires June 30, 2015.