Authorizes the commissioner of insurance to order certain penalties to persons engaging in an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice.
Restricts non-competition agreements involving physicians. Proposed law prohibits certain employment and other contracts restricting the practice of medicine by a licensed primary care physician unless the primary care physician's contract employment or relationship is terminated for just cause. Proposed law provides that no contract or agreement can restrict a primary care physician from practicing medicine within a restricted geographic region more than one year from the date of termination. Proposed law provides that contracts or agreements in violation of proposed law are against public policy and are null, void, and unenforceable.
Prohibits contracts that impede an individuals right to work. Present law prohibits restraint of business and restraint on forum, and provides definitions and exemptions relative to present law. Proposed law deletes present law in favor of proposed law makes employment contracts or agreements that restrain anyone from exercising a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind unenforceable. Proposed law makes employment contracts or agreements that include a choice of form or choice of law clause in any civil or administrative action unenforceable unless the employee expressly, knowingly, and voluntarily agrees to and ratifies [...]
Provides relative to health insurance coverage modifications and unfair or deceptive practices. New law retains prior law but as to the notification requirement, modification of drug coverage is allowed at any time as to a drug increasing over $300 per prescription or refill with an increase in the wholesale acquisition cost of at least 25% in the prior 365 days provided that 30-day notice of the modification of coverage is given. New law requires that the 30-day notice of modification of coverage include information on the issuer's process for an enrollee's physician to request [...]
Provides relative to insurance cost-sharing practices. New law retains prior law and specifies that for the definition of "pharmacy benefit manager", the management or administration of a benefit plan may include review, processing of drug prior authorization requests, adjudication of appeals and grievances related to the prescription drug benefit, contractingwith network pharmacies, and controlling the cost of covered prescription drugs. New law provides for fairness in enrollee cost-sharing. Defines terms for purposes of proposed law, including "cost-sharing requirement", "enrollee", "health benefit plan", "healthcare services", "health insurance issuer", and "person".