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6536A09F2C1D953A8725851C000FFDCD Hearing Summary


Date Feb 27, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber

SB20-005 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

07:54:43 PM  

Senators Winter and Priola, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-005 and distributed amendments L.001 and L.003 (Attachments D and E).  The bill prohibits health insurance carriers from inducing, incentivizing, or otherwise requiring a health care provider to collect any coinsurance, copayment, or deductible (cost-sharing payments) directly from a covered person or the covered person's responsible party.  The bill also prohibits inducing, incentivizing, or otherwise requiring a covered person to pay any cost-sharing payments  directly to their health care provider.  Additionally, health insurance carriers must collect any cost-sharing payments owed by a covered person or the covered person's responsible party in a single consolidated bill.  Violation of these requirements is an unfair method of competition, an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance, and a deceptive trade practice.

These requirements would apply to health insurance plans issued or renewed on or after the bill's effective date.  

07:54:44 PM  

Senator Fields recessed the meeting.

08:03:26 PM  

Senator Fields reconvened the meeting.

08:03:39 PM  

Committee discussion about amendments L.001 and L.003 followed (Attachments D and E).

08:26:59 PM  

Amanda Massey, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill and discussed the amendments.

08:29:44 PM  

Josh Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill and discussed the amendments.  Committee questions and discussion followed.

08:36:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection

08:37:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-005, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Crowder No
Ginal Yes
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details