N.Y. Insurance Law Section 4322-A
Fund for standardized individual enrollee direct payment contracts which provide out-of-plan benefits


(a)

The superintendent shall establish a fund from which health maintenance organizations may receive reimbursement, to the extent of funds available therefor, for claims paid by such health maintenance organizations for members covered under standardized individual enrollee direct payment contracts which provide out-of-plan benefits issued pursuant to § 4322 (Standardization of individual enrollee direct payment contracts offered by health maintenance organizations which provide out-of-plan ben...)section four thousand three hundred twenty-two of this article. The fund established by the superintendent pursuant to this section shall be known as “the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund”. Commencing in calendar year two thousand, health maintenance organizations shall be eligible to receive reimbursement from the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund for ninety percent of claims paid between twenty thousand and one hundred thousand dollars in a calendar year for any member covered under a contract issued pursuant to § 4322 (Standardization of individual enrollee direct payment contracts offered by health maintenance organizations which provide out-of-plan ben...)section four thousand three hundred twenty-two of this article. For the purposes of this section, claims shall include health care claims paid by a health maintenance organization on behalf of a covered member pursuant to contracts issued pursuant to § 4322 (Standardization of individual enrollee direct payment contracts offered by health maintenance organizations which provide out-of-plan ben...)section four thousand three hundred twenty-two of this article.

(b)

The superintendent shall promulgate regulations that set forth procedures for the operation of the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund and the distribution of monies therefrom.

(c)

Claims shall be reported and funds shall be distributed on a calendar year basis. Claims shall be eligible for reimbursement only for the calendar year in which the claims are paid. Once claims paid on behalf of a member reach or exceed one hundred thousand dollars in a given calendar year, no further claims paid on behalf of such member in that calendar year shall be eligible for reimbursement.

(d)

Each health maintenance organization shall submit a request for reimbursement from the stop loss fund on a form prescribed by the superintendent. Such request for reimbursement shall be submitted no later than April first following the end of the calendar year for which the reimbursement request is being made. The superintendent may require health maintenance organizations to submit such claims data in connection with the reimbursement request as he deems necessary to enable him to distribute monies and oversee the operation of the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund. The superintendent may require that such data be submitted on a per member, aggregate and/or categorical basis.

(e)

The superintendent shall calculate the total claims reimbursement amount for all health maintenance organizations for the calendar year for which claims are being reported.

(1)

In the event that the total amount requested for reimbursement by all health maintenance organizations for a calendar year exceeds funds available for distribution for claims paid by all health maintenance organizations during that same calendar year, the superintendent shall provide for the pro-rata distribution of the available funds. Each health maintenance organization shall be eligible to receive only such proportionate amount of the available funds as the individual health maintenance organization’s total eligible claims bears to the total eligible claims paid by all health maintenance organizations.

(2)

In the event that (A) funds available for distribution for claims paid by all health maintenance organizations during a calendar year exceeds the total amount requested for reimbursement by all health maintenance organizations during that same calendar year, and (B) the total amount requested for reimbursement by all health maintenance organizations from the direct payment stop loss fund exceeds the amount available for distribution from such fund, then any excess funds shall be reallocated for distribution to the direct payment stop loss fund. Otherwise, such excess funds shall be carried forward and shall not affect the monies appropriated for the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund in the next calendar year.

(f)

Upon the request of the superintendent, each health maintenance organization shall be required to furnish such data as the superintendent deems necessary to oversee the operation of the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund. Such data shall be furnished in a form prescribed by the superintendent.

(g)

The superintendent may obtain the services of an organization to administer the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund. The superintendent shall establish guidelines for the submission of proposals by organizations for the purposes of administering the fund. The superintendent shall make a determination whether to approve, disapprove or recommend modification to the proposal of an applicant to administer the fund. An organization approved to administer the fund shall submit reports to the superintendent in such form and at times as may be required by the superintendent in order to facilitate evaluation and ensure orderly operation of the fund, including, but not limited to, an annual report of the affairs and operations of the fund, such report to be delivered to the superintendent and to the chairs of the senate finance committee and assembly ways and means committee. An organization approved to administer the fund shall maintain records in a form prescribed by the superintendent and which shall be available for inspection by or at the request of the superintendent. The superintendent shall determine the amount of compensation to be allocated to an approved organization as payment for fund administration. Compensation shall be payable from the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund. An organization approved to administer the fund may be removed by the superintendent and must cooperate in the orderly transition of services to another approved organization or to the superintendent.

(h)

If the superintendent deems it appropriate for the proper administration of the direct payment out-of-plan stop loss fund, the administrator of the fund, on behalf of and with the prior approval of the superintendent, shall be authorized to purchase stop loss insurance and/or reinsurance from an insurance company licensed to write such type of insurance in this state. Such stop loss insurance and/or reinsurance may be purchased to the extent of funds available therefor within such funds which are available for purposes of the stop loss fund.

Source: Section 4322-A — Fund for standardized individual enrollee direct payment contracts which provide out-of-plan benefits, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ISC/4322-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

4301
Organization of corporation
4302
Permit and license to do business
4303
Benefits
4303‑A
Prescription synchronization
4304
Individual contracts
4305
Group contracts
4306
Required contract provisions
4306‑A
Health insurance coverage for full-time students on medical leaves of absence
4306‑B
Primary and preventive obstetric and gynecologic care
4306‑C
Grievance procedure and access to specialty care
4306‑D
Choice of health care provider
4306‑E
Prohibition on lifetime and annual limits
4306‑F
Maternal depression screenings
4306‑G
Telehealth delivery of services
4306‑H
Essential health benefits package and limit on cost-sharing
4306‑I
Coverage for medically fragile children
4307
Providers of services
4308
Supervision of superintendent
4309
Limitation on expenses
4310
Investments
4312
Employment of solicitors
4313
Applicability of other provisions of this chapter
4314
Not to affect provisions of workers’ compensation law
4315
Arbitration
4316
Individual contracts
4317
Rating of individual and small group health insurance contracts
4318
Pre-existing condition provisions
4318‑A
Certification of creditable coverage by corporations organized under this article
4320
Limitations on administrative services and stop-loss coverage
4321
Standardization of individual enrollee direct payment contracts offered by health maintenance organizations prior to October first, two t...
4321‑A
Fund for standardized individual enrollee direct payment contracts
4322
Standardization of individual enrollee direct payment contracts offered by health maintenance organizations which provide out-of-plan ben...
4322‑A
Fund for standardized individual enrollee direct payment contracts which provide out-of-plan benefits
4323
Marketing materials
4324
Disclosure of information
4325
Prohibitions
4326
Standardized health insurance contracts for qualifying small employers and individuals
4327
Stop loss funds for standardized health insurance contracts issued to qualifying small employers and qualifying individuals
4328
Individual enrollee direct payment contracts offered by health maintenance organization on and after October first, two thousand thirteen
4329
Prescription drug coverage
4330
Discrimination because of sex or marital status in hospital, surgical or medical expense insurance

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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