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     Idaho Statutes

Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


41-5507.  Premium rates for high risk pool plan coverage. (1) For high risk pool plans issued prior to April 1, 2017, the board shall establish premium rates for coverage under the individual basic, standard, catastrophic A, catastrophic B, and HSA compatible high risk pool plans.
(2)  Separate schedules of premium rates based on age, individual tobacco use, geography as defined by rule of the director, gender and benefit plan design shall apply for individual risks.
(3)  The board, with the assistance of the director and in accordance with appropriate actuarial principles, shall determine a standard risk rate by using the average rates that individual standard risks in this state are charged by at least five (5) of the largest health insurance carriers providing individual health insurance coverage to residents of Idaho that is substantially similar to the coverage offered by each high risk pool plan. In determining the average rate or charges of those health insurance carriers, the rates charged by those carriers shall be actuarially adjusted to determine the rate that would have been charged for benefits similar to those provided by each plan. The standard risk rates shall be established using reasonable actuarial techniques and shall reflect anticipated claims experience, expenses, and other appropriate risk factors for such coverage.
(4)  Rates for plan coverage shall not be less than one hundred twenty-five percent (125%) nor more than one hundred fifty percent (150%) of rates established as applicable for individual standard risks pursuant to subsection (3) of this section.
(5)  Carriers shall not issue high risk pool plans as defined in section 41-5501(9), Idaho Code, after April 1, 2017.

[41-5507, added 2000, ch. 472, sec. 17, p. 1638; am. 2005, ch. 353, sec. 6, p. 1119; am. 2017, ch. 281, sec. 6, p. 738.]

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