S 1162 – New Jersey

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2022
Link: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bill-search/2022/S1162

This bill prohibits health insurance companies, health service corporations, hospital service corporations, medical service corporations, and health maintenance organizations that issue Medicare supplement insurance policies or contracts in the State: (1) from denying or conditioning the effectiveness or issuance, or discriminating in the pricing, of Medicare supplement insurance policies or contracts based on the health status, claims experience, receipt of health care by, or medical condition of an applicant; and (2) from excluding benefits based on an applicant’s preexisting medical condition. Under the bill, these provisions only apply when the application for Medicare supplement coverage is submitted on or after the first day of the first month in which the applicant is 65 years of age or older and the applicant is enrolled for benefits under Medicare Part B.

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