2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:32B-2 - Purpose of act.
17B:32B-2 Purpose of act.
2. The purpose of this act is to protect, subject to certain limitations, covered individuals and providers against the failure or inability of HIP Health Plan of New Jersey, Inc. and American Preferred Provider Plan, Inc. to perform certain contractual obligations due to their insolvency. The act creates a funding mechanism and authorizes this funding mechanism to pay certain unpaid contractual obligations of these insolvent health maintenance organizations incurred prior to the date of their insolvency. In addition, providers of health care services must agree to forgive one-third of those unpaid contractual obligations due them to receive payment from the funding mechanism.
This act is intended to provide only limited coverage of claims against HIP Health Plan of New Jersey, Inc. and American Preferred Provider Plan, Inc. This act is not intended to provide coverage for claims of creditors other than those of covered individuals or providers.