AB 2159 – California

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2020
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB2159

Health care coverage. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) enacts various health care market reforms. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health insurer that issues, sells, renews, or offers plan contracts for health care coverage in the state to comply with the requirements of the PPACA, and any rules or regulations issued under the PPACA, that generally prohibit a health insurer offering group or individual coverage from imposing lifetime or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for an insured. Existing law requires an insurer to comply with those provisions to the extent required by federal law.
This bill would delete the requirement that a health insurer comply with the prohibition on lifetime or annual limits to the extent required by federal law, and would instead prohibit an individual or group health insurance policy from establishing lifetime or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for an insured, thereby indefinitely extending the prohibitions on lifetime or annual limits.

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