Bill Text: CA SB1010 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Health care: prescription drug costs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Failed) 2016-11-30 - From Assembly without further action. [SB1010 Detail]

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BILL NUMBER: SB 1010	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Hernandez

                        FEBRUARY 11, 2016

   An act to amend Section 1385.03 of the Health and Safety Code, and
to amend Section 10181.3 of the Insurance Code, relating to health
care coverage.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1010, as introduced, Hernandez. Health care coverage: rate
review.
   Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975,
provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service
plans by the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and makes a
willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for
the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance
(DOI). Existing law requires health care service plans and health
insurers to file specified rate information with DMHC or DOI, as
applicable, at least 60 days prior to implementing a rate change for
individual or small group health care service plan contracts or
health insurance policies. Existing law requires a plan or insurer to
disclose as part of the filing, among other things, specified
information by aggregate benefit category, such as physician
services, ancillary services, and prescription drugs.
   This bill would add as aggregate benefit categories "other medical
professional services" and "other medical devices and therapies."
Because a willful violation of the bill's requirements by a health
care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a
state-mandated local program.
   The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 1385.03 of the Health and Safety Code is
amended to read:
   1385.03.  (a) All health care service plans shall file with the
department all required rate information for individual and small
group health care service plan contracts at least 60 days prior to
implementing any rate change.
   (b) A plan shall disclose to the department all of the following
for each individual and small group rate filing:
   (1) Company name and contact information.
   (2) Number of plan contract forms covered by the filing.
   (3) Plan contract form numbers covered by the filing.
   (4) Product type, such as a preferred provider organization or
health maintenance organization.
   (5) Segment type.
   (6) Type of plan involved, such as for profit or not for profit.
   (7) Whether the products are opened or closed.
   (8) Enrollment in each plan contract and rating form.
   (9) Enrollee months in each plan contract form.
   (10) Annual rate.
   (11) Total earned premiums in each plan contract form.
   (12) Total incurred claims in each plan contract form.
   (13) Average rate increase initially requested.
   (14) Review category: initial filing for new product, filing for
existing product, or resubmission.
   (15) Average rate of increase.
   (16) Effective date of rate increase.
   (17) Number of subscribers or enrollees affected by each plan
contract form.
   (18) The plan's overall annual medical trend factor assumptions in
each rate filing for all benefits and by aggregate benefit category,
including hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, physician
services, prescription drugs and other ancillary services,
laboratory, and radiology. A plan may provide aggregated additional
data that demonstrates or reasonably estimates year-to-year cost
increases in specific benefit categories in the geographic regions
listed in Sections 1357.512 and 1399.855. A health plan that
exclusively contracts with no more than two medical groups in the
state to provide or arrange for professional medical services for the
enrollees of the plan shall instead disclose the amount of its
actual trend experience for the prior contract year by aggregate
benefit category, using benefit categories that are, to the maximum
extent possible, the same or similar to those used by other plans.
   (19) The amount of the projected trend attributable to the use of
services, price inflation, or fees and risk for annual plan contract
trends by aggregate benefit category, such as hospital inpatient,
hospital outpatient, physician services,  other medical
professional services, ancillary services,  prescription drugs
and other  ancillary services,   medical devices
and therapies,  laboratory, and radiology. A health plan that
exclusively contracts with no more than two medical groups in the
state to provide or arrange for professional medical services for the
enrollees of the plan shall instead disclose the amount of its
actual trend experience for the prior contract year by aggregate
benefit category, using benefit categories that are, to the maximum
extent possible, the same or similar to those used by other plans.
   (20) A comparison of claims cost and rate of changes over time.
   (21) Any changes in enrollee cost sharing over the prior year
associated with the submitted rate filing.
   (22) Any changes in enrollee benefits over the prior year
associated with the submitted rate filing.
   (23) The certification described in subdivision (b) of Section
1385.06.
   (24) Any changes in administrative costs.
   (25) Any other information required for rate review under PPACA.
   (c) A health care service plan subject to subdivision (a) shall
also disclose the following aggregate data for all rate filings
submitted under this section in the individual and small group health
plan markets:
   (1) Number and percentage of rate filings reviewed by the
following:
   (A) Plan year.
   (B) Segment type.
   (C) Product type.
   (D) Number of subscribers.
   (E) Number of covered lives affected.
   (2) The plan's average rate increase by the following categories:
   (A) Plan year.
   (B) Segment type.
   (C) Product type.
   (3) Any cost containment and quality improvement efforts since the
plan's last rate filing for the same category of health benefit
plan. To the extent possible, the plan shall describe any significant
new health care cost containment and quality improvement efforts and
provide an estimate of potential savings together with an estimated
cost or savings for the projection period.
   (d) The department may require all health care service plans to
submit all rate filings to the National Association of Insurance
Commissioners' System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF).
Submission of the required rate filings to SERFF shall be deemed to
be filing with the department for purposes of compliance with this
section.
   (e) A plan shall submit any other information required under
PPACA. A plan shall also submit any other information required
pursuant to any regulation adopted by the department to comply with
this article.
  SEC. 2.  Section 10181.3 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:
   10181.3.  (a) All health insurers shall file with the department
all required rate information for individual and small group health
insurance policies at least 60 days prior to implementing any rate
change.
   (b) An insurer shall disclose to the department all of the
following for each individual and small group rate filing:
   (1) Company name and contact information.
   (2) Number of policy forms covered by the filing.
   (3) Policy form numbers covered by the filing.
   (4) Product type, such as indemnity or preferred provider
organization.
   (5) Segment type.
   (6) Type of insurer involved, such as for profit or not for
profit.
   (7) Whether the products are opened or closed.
   (8) Enrollment in each policy and rating form.
   (9) Insured months in each policy form.
   (10) Annual rate.
   (11) Total earned premiums in each policy form.
   (12) Total incurred claims in each policy form.
   (13) Average rate increase initially requested.
   (14) Review category: initial filing for new product, filing for
existing product, or resubmission.
   (15) Average rate of increase.
   (16) Effective date of rate increase.
   (17) Number of policyholders or insureds affected by each policy
form.
   (18) The insurer's overall annual medical trend factor assumptions
in each rate filing for all benefits and by aggregate benefit
category, including hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient,
physician services, prescription drugs and other ancillary services,
laboratory, and radiology. An insurer may provide aggregated
additional data that demonstrates or reasonably estimates
year-to-year cost increases in specific benefit categories in the
geographic regions listed in Sections 10753.14 and 10965.9. For
purposes of this paragraph, "major geographic region" shall be
defined by the department and shall include no more than nine
regions.
   (19) The amount of the projected trend attributable to the use of
services, price inflation, or fees and risk for annual policy trends
by aggregate benefit category, such as hospital inpatient, hospital
outpatient, physician services,  other medical professional
services, ancillary services,  prescription drugs and other
 ancillary services,   medical devices and
therapies,  laboratory, and radiology.
   (20) A comparison of claims cost and rate of changes over time.
   (21) Any changes in insured cost sharing over the prior year
associated with the submitted rate filing.
   (22) Any changes in insured benefits over the prior year
associated with the submitted rate filing.
   (23) The certification described in subdivision (b) of Section
10181.6.
   (24) Any changes in administrative costs.
   (25) Any other information required for rate review under PPACA.
   (c) An insurer subject to subdivision (a) shall also disclose the
following aggregate data for all rate filings submitted under this
section in the individual and small group health insurance markets:
   (1) Number and percentage of rate filings reviewed by the
following:
   (A) Plan year.
   (B) Segment type.
   (C) Product type.
   (D) Number of policyholders.
   (E) Number of covered lives affected.
   (2) The insurer's average rate increase by the following
categories:
   (A) Plan year.
   (B) Segment type.
   (C) Product type.
   (3) Any cost containment and quality improvement efforts since the
insurer's last rate filing for the same category of health benefit
plan. To the extent possible, the insurer shall describe any
significant new health care cost containment and quality improvement
efforts and provide an estimate of potential savings together with an
estimated cost or savings for the projection period.
   (d) The department may require all health insurers to submit all
rate filings to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners'
System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF). Submission of the
required rate filings to SERFF shall be deemed to be filing with the
department for purposes of compliance with this section.
   (e) A health insurer shall submit any other information required
under PPACA. A health insurer shall also submit any other information
required pursuant to any regulation adopted by the department to
comply with this article.
  SEC. 3.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.                                                    
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