CA SB 1428

Title: Health care coverage: triggering events.
Author: Toni G. Atkins

SB 1428, as amended, Atkins. Health care coverage: triggering events. 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 and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan or a health insurer to allow an individual to enroll in or change individual health benefit plans as a result of specified triggering events, including a loss of minimum essential coverage, as defined, gaining a dependent or becoming a dependent, or being mandated to be covered as a dependent pursuant to a valid state or federal court order. Existing law allows an individual 60 days from the date of a triggering event to apply for subsequent coverage.This bill would allow an individual 60 days before and after the date of a triggering event to apply for subsequent coverage, to the extent no conflicts with the availability and length of specified special enrollment periods exist. Because a willful violation of these provisions 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.

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1428 - 03/18/24 - Amended Senate
03/18/24 - CA SB 1428 (03/18/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1428 - 02/16/24 - Introduced
02/16/24 - CA SB 1428 (02/16/24 - Introduced)

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  • Toni Atkins - D
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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