2013 Maryland Code
INSURANCE
§ 15-304 - Group health insurance -- Direct payment of hospital or medical services. [Amendment subject to abrogation]


MD Ins Code § 15-304 (2013) What's This?

§15-304. IN EFFECT

(a) Except as provided in §§ 14-205.2 and 14-205.3 of this article, and subject to subsection (b) of this section, on request of the policyholder, a policy of group health insurance may contain a provision that all or part of the benefits provided by the policy for hospital, nursing, medical, or surgical services, at the insurer’s option, may be paid directly to the hospital or person that provides the services.

(b) A policy of group health insurance may not require that hospital, nursing, medical, or surgical services be provided by a particular hospital or person.

(c) A direct payment made under subsection (a) of this section discharges the insurer’s obligation with respect to the amount paid.

15-304. // EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 PER CHAPTER 537 OF 2010 //

(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, on request of the policyholder, a policy of group health insurance may contain a provision that all or part of the benefits provided by the policy for hospital, nursing, medical, or surgical services, at the insurer’s option, may be paid directly to the hospital or person that provides the services.

(b) A policy of group health insurance may not require that hospital, nursing, medical, or surgical services be provided by a particular hospital or person.

(c) A direct payment made under subsection (a) of this section discharges the insurer’s obligation with respect to the amount paid.

§ 15-304 - Group health insurance -- Direct payment of hospital or medical services (Abrogation of amendment effective September 30, 2015.)

(a) In general. -- Subject to subsection (b) of this section, on request of the policyholder, a policy of group health insurance may contain a provision that all or part of the benefits provided by the policy for hospital, nursing, medical, or surgical services, at the insurer's option, may be paid directly to the hospital or person that provides the services.

(b) Limitation. -- A policy of group health insurance may not require that hospital, nursing, medical, or surgical services be provided by a particular hospital or person.

(c) Discharge of insurer's obligation. -- A direct payment made under subsection (a) of this section discharges the insurer's obligation with respect to the amount paid.

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