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40-2251. Statistical plan for recording and reporting premiums and loss and expense experience by accident and health insurers; compilation and dissemination; department of health and environment to serve as statistical agent; assessments; penalties for failure to report. (a) The commissioner of insurance shall develop or approve statistical plans which shall be used by each insurer in the recording and reporting of its premium, accident and sickness insurance loss and expense experience, in order that the experience of all insurers may be made available at least annually in such form and detail as may be necessary to aid the commissioner and other interested parties in determining whether rates and rating systems utilized by insurance companies, mutual nonprofit hospital and medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations and other entities designated by the commissioner produce premiums and subscriber charges for accident and sickness insurance coverage on Kansas residents, employers and employees that are reasonable in relation to the benefits provided and to identify any accident and sickness insurance benefits or provisions that may be unduly influencing the cost. Such plans may also provide for the recording and reporting of expense experience items which are specifically applicable to the state. In promulgating such plans, the commissioner shall give due consideration to the rating systems, classification criteria and insurance and subscriber plans on file with the commissioner and, in order that such plans may be as uniform as is practicable among the several states, to the form of the plans and rating systems in other states.

(b) The department of health and environment, as administrator of the health care database, pursuant to K.S.A. 65-6804, and amendments thereto, shall serve as the statistical agent for the purpose of gathering, receiving and compiling the data required by the statistical plan or plans developed or approved under this section. The commissioner of insurance shall make an assessment upon the reporting insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, group self-funded pools, and other reporting entities sufficient to cover the anticipated expenses to be incurred by the department of health and environment in gathering, receiving and compiling such data. Such assessment shall be in the form of an annual fee established by the department of health and environment and charged to each reporting entity in proportion to such entity's respective shares of total health insurance premiums, subscriber charges and member fees received during the preceding calendar year. Such assessments shall be paid to the department of health and environment and the department of health and environment shall remit such fees to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the insurance statistical plan fund. Compilations of aggregate data gathered under the statistical plan or plans required by this act shall be made available to insurers, trade associations and other interested parties.

(c) The department of health and environment, in writing, shall report to the commissioner of insurance any insurance company, health maintenance organization, group self-funded pool, nonprofit hospital and medical service corporation and any other reporting entity which fails to report the information required in the form, manner or time prescribed by the department of health and environment. Upon receipt of such report, the commissioner of insurance shall impose an appropriate penalty in accordance with K.S.A. 40-2,125, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1990, ch. 170, § 1; L. 1994, ch. 238, § 13; L. 1995, ch. 260, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 117; L. 2006, ch. 156, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 102, § 18; July 1.



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2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-10-20T12:57:22. Head Rev No: 274337