2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2S-10 - Offer of point-of-service plan, terms
26:2S-10 Offer of point-of-service plan, terms
10. a. A carrier which offers a managed care plan shall offer a point-of-service plan to every contract holder which would allow a covered person to receive covered services from out-of-network health care providers without having to obtain a referral or prior authorization from the carrier. The point-of-service plan may require that a subscriber pay a higher deductible or copayment and higher premium for the plan, pursuant to limits established by the department, in consultation with the Department of Banking and Insurance, by regulation.
b. A carrier shall provide each subscriber in a plan whose contract holder elects the point-of-service plan, with the opportunity, at the time of enrollment and during the annual open enrollment period, to enroll in the point-of-service plan option. The carrier shall provide written notice of the point-of-service plan to each subscriber in a plan whose contract holder elects the point-of-service plan and shall include in that notice a detailed explanation of the financial costs to be incurred by a subscriber who selects that plan.
c. The requirements of this section shall not apply to a carrier contract which offers a managed care plan that provides health care services to Medicaid recipients pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.), or a federally qualified, nonprofit health maintenance organization.
d. A carrier which offers a managed care plan utilizing a selective contracting arrangement approved in accordance with N.J.A.C.11:4-37.1 et seq. that provides benefits for out-of-network providers shall be deemed to be in compliance with this section.
e. A health maintenance organization affiliated with an insurance company authorized to issue health benefits plans in this State that offers point-of-service benefits exclusively through a point-of-service plan provided by the affiliated insurance company using a selective contracting arrangement approved in accordance with N.J.A.C.11:4-37.1 et seq., shall be deemed to be in compliance with this section if the point-of-service plan is offered pursuant to the requirements of subsections a. and b. of this section.
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