AB 1846

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2011-2012 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 29, 2012
  • Passed Senate Aug 23, 2012
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2012

Consumer operated and oriented plans.

Abstract

Existing law, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) , requires the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan program for the purpose of fostering the creation of qualified nonprofit health insurance issuers to offer qualified health plans in the individual and small group markets in the states in which they are licensed to offer those plans and makes start-up and solvency loans available for those purposes, as specified. 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 that act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of various forms of insurance by the Insurance Commissioner and requires insurers to obtain a certificate of authority from the commissioner in order to be admitted to transact insurance business in the state. This bill would authorize the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care to issue a health care service plan license, and the Insurance Commissioner to issue a certificate of authority, to a consumer operated and oriented plan (CO-OP) established consistent with PPACA, as specified. The bill would specify that a CO-OP issued a license or a certificate of authority is subject to all other provisions of law relating to health care service plans or insurance, respectively, and would further specify that a CO-OP insurer and any solvency loan obtained by the CO-OP pursuant to PPACA are subject to certain requirements imposed on mutual insurers. The bill would authorize the director and the commissioner to request documentation relating to a CO-OP's solvency or start-up loan. The bill would prohibit a CO-OP from converting or selling to a for-profit or nonconsumer-operated entity after receiving a solvency loan, would require a CO-OP to comply with specified governance standards, and would authorize the commissioner to revoke a CO-OP insurer's certificate of authority for violating those prohibitions. The bill would authorize the Department of Insurance to enact regulations implementing these provisions with respect to CO-OP insurers and would enact other related provisions. Because a willful violation of the bill's requirements by a health care service plan would be 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.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Actions


Sep 30, 2012

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 859, Statutes of 2012.

Sep 06, 2012

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5:45 p.m.

Aug 27, 2012

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 54. Noes 26. Page 6385.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6357.)

Aug 24, 2012

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 23, 2012

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 13. Page 4756.).

Aug 22, 2012

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 21, 2012

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 08, 2012

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 07, 2012

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 6).

Jun 28, 2012

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 27, 2012

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (June 20).

Jun 14, 2012

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 13, 2012

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (June 13). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 07, 2012

Senate

Referred to Coms. on INS. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on INS. and HEALTH.

May 29, 2012

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 51. Noes 26. Page 5049.)

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 25, 2012

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 25).

May 21, 2012

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 17, 2012

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.

May 02, 2012

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 01, 2012

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 30, 2012

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 6.) (April 24).

Apr 17, 2012

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 09, 2012

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Mar 29, 2012

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 23, 2012

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 24.

Feb 22, 2012

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1846 HTML
02/22/12 - Introduced PDF
03/29/12 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/01/12 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/17/12 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/14/12 - Amended Senate PDF
06/28/12 - Amended Senate PDF
08/21/12 - Amended Senate PDF
08/31/12 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/12 - Chaptered PDF

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