INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE AVAILABILITY ACT
41-5204. Applicability and scope. To the extent permitted by federal law, the provisions of this chapter shall apply to any health benefit plan delivered or issued for delivery in the state of Idaho that provides coverage to eligible individuals or their dependents if not otherwise subject to the provisions of chapter 22, 40, 47 or 55, title 41, Idaho Code.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, for the purposes of this chapter, carriers that are affiliated companies or that are eligible to file a consolidated tax return shall be treated as one (1) carrier and any restrictions or limitations imposed in this chapter shall apply as if all health benefit plans delivered or issued for delivery to individuals in this state by such affiliated carriers were insured by one (1) carrier.
(2) An affiliated carrier that is a managed care organization having a certificate of authority pursuant to the provisions of chapter 39, title 41, Idaho Code, may be considered to be a separate carrier for the purposes of this chapter.
(3) Unless otherwise authorized by the director, an individual carrier shall not enter into one (1) or more ceding arrangements with respect to health benefit plans delivered or issued for delivery to individuals in this state if such arrangements would result in less than fifty percent (50%) of the insurance obligation or risk for such health benefit plans being retained by the ceding carrier. The provisions of sections 41-510, 41-511 and 41-515, Idaho Code, shall apply if an individual carrier cedes or assumes all of the insurance obligation or risk with respect to one (1) or more health benefit plans delivered or issued for delivery to individuals in this state.
[41-5204, added 1994, ch. 427, sec. 1, p. 1340; am. 2000, ch. 472, sec. 12, p. 1626; am. 2017, ch. 76, sec. 3, p. 208.]