Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires the California Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) to facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans by qualified individuals and qualified small employers by January 1, 2014. Existing law prohibits certain unfair insurance practices specifically and unfair business practices in general. This bill would prohibit an individual or entity from holding himself, herself, or itself out as representing, constituting, or otherwise providing services on behalf of the Exchange unless that individual or entity has a valid agreement with the Exchange to engage in those activities. The bill would specify that it is an unfair business practice for health care service plans, entities engaged in the solicitation of health care service plan contracts, and persons engaged in the business of insurance to violate this provision. Because a willful violation of the provisions governing health care service plans is a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Approved by the Governor.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 876, Statutes of 2012.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 73. Noes 3. Page 6688.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 5006.).
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 13).
In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: to consent calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 74. Noes 0. Page 4568.)
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (April 18).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: to consent calendar. (Ayes 19. Noes 0.) (March 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.
Read first time. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/17/12 - Introduced|
|08/14/12 - Amended Senate|
|09/11/12 - Enrolled|
|09/30/12 - Chaptered|
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