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House Bill 4746 (2005)

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May 10, 2005, Introduced by Rep. Hummel and referred to the Committee on Insurance.

A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled "The insurance code of 1956," (MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406s.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

Sec. 3406s. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health maintenance organization and a health insurer may refuse to offer or provide a health care benefit on ethical, moral, or religious grounds as reflected in its articles of incorporation, bylaws, or an adopted mission statement.

(2) A health maintenance organization and a health insurer shall not refuse to offer or provide a health care benefit under subsection (1) if the benefit is specifically covered under the contract, policy, or certificate.

(3) A health maintenance organization and a health insurer's refusal to offer or provide a health care benefit under subsection (1) shall not be a basis for 1 or more of the following:

(a) Civil, criminal, or administrative liability.

(b) Eligibility discrimination against the health maintenance organization or health insurer in providing a contract, policy, or certificate unless offering or providing the health care benefit is expressly required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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