2006 Georgia Code - 33-30A-6

33-30A-6. (a) Each cooperative shall use appropriate, efficient, and standardized means to notify members of the availability of health benefit plan coverage offered through the cooperative. (b)(1) Each cooperative shall make available to its members marketing materials prepared by or for the cooperative that accurately summarize the health benefit plans and other insurance and services that are offered through it to members, including descriptions and standardized comparisons of each plan or service and information on price, benefits, and measures of performance such as medical outcomes and consumer satisfaction. A purchasing cooperative shall disseminate such descriptive and comparative information to all members of the cooperative. (2) Such marketing materials and measures of performance shall be filed with and approved by the Commissioner prior to the use or dissemination of such materials or measures of performance. (c)(1) Each cooperative shall offer annually to each member all health benefit plans and other insurance and services available through the cooperative and provide each member with the appropriate materials relating thereto. (2) Each purchasing cooperative shall adopt its own policy regarding whether member employers shall be permitted to limit the selection of carriers, health benefit plans, or other insurance for their employees from among those health benefit plans and other insurance policies offered through the purchasing cooperative. Any limitation imposed by an employer must be made without discrimination as to the health status of an individual or class.

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