2019 Tennessee Code
Title 56 - Insurance
Chapter 8 - Unfair Competition and Unfair or Deceptive Practices
Part 2 - Domestic Violence Victims Health Insurance Protection Act
§ 56-8-205. Permissible actions by insurers.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 56-8-205 (2019)
  • Underwriting in accordance with the standards set forth in this section shall be deemed not to be a violation of this part. Upon request of the commissioner, a health carrier or insurer of an individual or group policy that has taken an action that adversely affects a subject of abuse on the basis of an abuse-related medical condition must explain the reason for its action to the commissioner in writing and must be able to demonstrate that its action:
    • (1) Does not have the purpose or effect of treating abuse status as a medical condition or underwriting criterion;

    • (2) Is otherwise permissible by law and applies in the same manner and to the same extent to all applicants and insureds with a similar medical condition without regard to whether the condition or claim is abuse-related; and

    • (3) Is based on a determination, made in conformance with actual or reasonably anticipated actuarial experience.

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