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2014 Public Chapters, Insurance Licensing, Insurance Laws and Regulations 07/18/2014

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The Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Insurance provides the following list of legislation enacted in 2014 that may pertain to this Division.  The list is not exhaustive of all legislation that may have addressed the business of insurance.  The list is provided by Public Chapter, Subject (and TDCI Division), and Abstract below.  To access Public Chapters you may visit the website of the Tennessee Secretary of State at http://www.tn.gov/sos/acts/

Pub. Ch. 641

Business Organizations

Administration

As enacted, extends certain liability protection for partners of a limited liability partnership.

Pub. Ch. 782

Administrative Procedure (UAPA)

All Divisions

As enacted, standardizes period of time that agency must wait prior to adopting a rule without a public hearing.

Pub. Ch. 815

Criminal Procedure

All Divisions

As enacted, authorizes a court restoring a person's rights of citizenship following conviction for a crime to also grant a certificate of employability; provides certain immunity to employers who hire a person who has been issued a certificate; enacts other provisions related to the certificate of employability.

Pub. Ch. 948

Administrative Procedure (UAPA)

All Divisions

As enacted, continues permanent rules filed with the secretary of state after January 1, 2013.

Pub. Ch. 512

Sunset Laws

Insurance

As enacted, terminates the employee misclassification advisory task force.

Pub. Ch. 575

Tort Liability and Reform

Insurance

As enacted, clarifies that a health care professional voluntarily providing health care services to a patient at a clinic that does not charge the patient or a third party receives the same immunity from liability as a health care professional providing services for a sponsoring organization that charges the patient based on a sliding income scale.

Pub. Ch. 650

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As enacted, requires an applicant for an insurer producer license to have completed a prelicensing course of study of at least 20 hours of coursework for life, accident and health, property, casualty, personal lines or title insurance.

Pub. Ch. 652

Insurance, Fire and Casualty

Insurance

As enacted, subjects an insurance company, or its designee, and agents to the same requirements regarding contracts of fire insurance.

Pub. Ch. 660

Insurance, Health, Accident

Insurance

As enacted, removes hospitals from Navigator Requirements.

Pub. Ch. 662

TennCare

Insurance

As enacted prohibits Tennessee from participating in any Medicaid expansion authorized under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Pub. Ch. 670

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As enacted, deletes the statutory prohibition on political funding by insurance companies and associations doing business in this state.

Pub. Ch. 675

Insurance, Health, Accident

Insurance

As enacted, requires that a health insurance carrier provide coverage under a health insurance policy for healthcare services delivered through telehealth.

Pub. Ch. 683

Health, Dept. of

Insurance

As enacted, requires the department of health to develop an optical examination waiver form to permit any patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's related dementia, or vascular dementia, to obtain lenses, spectacles, eye glasses, or optical devices using an expired prescription when such patient's disease or dementia would preclude the patient from undergoing an optical examination.

Pub. Ch. 731

Insurance, Health, Accident

Insurance

As enacted, establishes and revises requirements involving utilization review of preauthorizations for health care services.

Pub. Ch. 762

Employees, Employers

Insurance

As enacted, establishes experience rating applicable to new employers moving to Tennessee after having been in operation for at least three years prior to becoming a employer in Tennessee.

Pub. Ch. 765

Workers Compensation

Insurance

As enacted, allows the administrator of the division of workers' compensation to withdraw funds from the employee misclassification education and enforcement fund to provide benefits available through the uninsured employers fund.

Pub. Ch. 837

Workers Compensation

Insurance

As enacted, provides that any party that is not represented by legal counsel may request the services of a workers' compensation ombudsman by contacting the office of mediation services; in regard to the requirement that the governor appoint three qualified individuals to serve as judges on the workers' compensation appeals board who will each serve six-year terms, requires the governor to consult with the house and senate speakers in making those appointments.

Pub. Ch. 839

Insurance, Health, Accident

Insurance

As enacted, requires a health insurance entity, upon request by an insurance producer or other individual or entity authorized to sell, solicit or negotiate insurance on behalf of the entity, to provide to the requestor a good faith estimate as to the amount or percentage of any of the following which is attributable to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: any premium or premium increase or decrease; and any tax or tax increase; effect from August 1, 2014, to August 1, 2015.

Pub. Ch. 859

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

Insurance

As enacted, imposes an assessment fee on persons engaged in the business of providing nursing home care, and creates the nursing home assessment trust fund.

Pub. Ch. 862

Insurance, Health, Accident

Insurance

As enacted, requires a health insurance entity offering employer-based plans to offer to employers no less than one plan option in which the copayment and coinsurance amounts for services rendered during an office visit to a chiropractic physician, physical therapist or occupational therapist are no greater than copayment and coinsurance amounts for the services rendered during an office visit to a primary care physician.

Pub. Ch. 877

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

Insurance

As enacted, enacts the "Annual Coverage Assessment of 2014".

Pub. Ch. 903

Workers Compensation

Insurance

As introduced, revises various provisions relative to workers' compensation.

Pub. Ch. 911

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

Insurance

As introduced, establishes appeals process for persons who are determined ineligible for TennCare nursing facility services or who are involuntarily discharged from a nursing facility.

Pub. Ch. 971

Motor Vehicles

Insurance

As enacted, removes the requirement that an automobile retail seller must insure its GAP waiver obligation when the automobile retail seller does not assign the financing agreement of which a GAP waiver is a part to anyone other than the retail seller's related finance company.

Pub. Ch. 974

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As enacted, enacts the "Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act".

Pub. Ch. 975

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As introduced, prohibits property insurance companies from using customer inquiries as reasons to nonrenew or cancel the policy; creates property insurance guidelines for cancellation and nonrenewal.

Pub. Ch. 521

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As enacted, reduces the time period that commercial lines insurers have to furnish a requesting insured with a loss run history and revises other provisions related to loss run history.

Pub. Ch. 537

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As enacted, makes various changes concerning coverage of sinkhole losses and subsequent structural repair.

Pub. Ch. 559

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As enacted, makes various changes to the Risk-Based Capital for Insurers Act.

Pub. Ch. 583

Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies

Insurance

As enacted, makes various changes to the Insurance Holding Company Act of 1986.

Pub. Ch. 610

Sunset Laws

Insurance

As enacted, repeals the authority of the state to participate in the Surplus Lines Insurance Multi-State Compliance Compact.

Pub. Ch. 819

Consumer Protection

Insurance/Consumer Affairs

As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Litigation Financing Consumer Protection Act".

Pub. Ch. 857

Insurance, Health, Accident

Insurance/Tenncare Oversight

As enacted, regulates the use of maximum allowable cost lists by pharmacy benefit managers and covered entities.

 

 

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