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AB-1082 California Health Benefits Review Program: extension.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 127662 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

127662.
 (a) In order to effectively support the University of California and its work in implementing this chapter, there is hereby established in the State Treasury, the Health Care Benefits Fund. The university’s work in providing the bill analyses shall be supported from the fund.
(b) For the 2017–18 2022–23  to 2021–22 2026–27  fiscal years, inclusive, each health care service plan, except a specialized health care service plan, and each health insurer offering health insurance, as defined in Section 106 of the Insurance Code, shall be assessed an annual fee in an amount determined through regulation. The amount of the fee shall be determined by the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance in consultation with the university and shall be limited to the amount necessary to fund the actual and necessary expenses of the university and its work in implementing this chapter. The total annual assessment on health care service plans and health insurers shall not exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000). two hundred thousand dollars ($2,200,000). 
(c) The Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance, in coordination with the university, shall assess the health care service plans and health insurers, respectively, for the costs required to fund the university’s activities pursuant to subdivision (b).
(1) Health care service plans shall be notified of the assessment on or before June 15 of each year with the annual assessment notice issued pursuant to Section 1356. The assessment pursuant to this section is separate and independent of the assessments in Section 1356.
(2) Health insurers shall be noticed of the assessment in accordance with the notice for the annual assessment or quarterly premium tax revenues.
(3) The assessed fees required pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be paid on an annual basis no later than August 1 of each year. The Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance shall forward the assessed fees to the Controller for deposit in the Health Care Benefits Fund immediately following their receipt.
(4) “Health insurance,” as used in this subdivision, does not include Medicare supplement, vision-only, dental-only, or CHAMPUS supplement insurance, or hospital indemnity, accident-only, or specified disease insurance that does not pay benefits on a fixed benefit, cash payment only basis.

SEC. 2.

 Section 127664 of the Health and Safety Code is repealed.

127664.
 The Legislature requests the University of California to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature by January 1, 2017, regarding the implementation of this chapter. This report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SEC. 3.

 Section 127665 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

127665.
 This chapter shall become inoperative on July 1, 2022, 2027,  and, as of January 1, 2023, 2028,  is repealed.