2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 26 - INSURANCE CODE
CHAPTER 34 - HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS
SECTION 26-34-103 - Establishment of health maintenance organizations.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 26-34-103 (2018)

26-34-103. Establishment of health maintenance organizations.

(a) Notwithstanding any law of this state to the contrary, any person may apply to the commissioner for a certificate of authority to establish and operate a health maintenance organization in compliance with this chapter. No person shall establish or operate a health maintenance organization in this state, without obtaining a certificate of authority under this chapter.

(b) Any health maintenance organization in operation as of July 1, 1995, shall submit an application for a certificate of authority under this section not later than August 1, 1995. Each applicant may continue to operate until the commissioner acts upon the application. If an application is denied under W.S. 26-34-104, the applicant shall be treated as a health maintenance organization whose certificate of authority has been revoked.

(c) Each application for a certificate of authority shall be verified by an officer or authorized representative of the applicant, shall be in a form the commissioner prescribes and shall set forth or be accompanied by the following:

(i) A copy of the applicant's organizational documents, such as the articles of incorporation, articles of association, partnership agreement, trust agreement or other applicable documents, and all amendments thereto;

(ii) A copy of the bylaws, rules and regulations or similar document, if any, regulating the conduct of the applicant's internal affairs;

(iii) A list of the names, addresses, biographical information and official positions of the persons who are to be responsible for the conduct of the applicant's affairs, including all members of the board of directors, board of trustees, executive committee or other governing board or committee, the principal officers in the case of a corporation, and the partners or members in the case of a partnership or association;

(iv) A copy of any contract made or to be made between any providers, third party administrators, marketing consultants or persons listed in paragraph (iii) of this subsection and the health maintenance organization;

(v) A copy of the form of evidence of coverage to be issued to the enrollees;

(vi) A copy of the form or group contract, if any, which is to be issued to employers, unions, trustees or other organizations;

(vii) Financial statements prepared in conformity with the requirements of this code showing the applicant's assets, liabilities and sources of financial support. A copy of the applicant's most recent certified financial statement and an unaudited current financial statement shall be included;

(viii) A financial feasibility plan which includes detailed enrollment projections, the methodology for determining premium rates to be charged during the first twelve (12) months of operations certified by an actuary or other qualified person, a projection of balance sheets, cash flow statements showing any capital expenditures, purchase and sale of investments and deposits with the state and income and expense statements anticipated from the start of operations until the organization has had net income for at least one (1) year and a statement as to the sources of working capital as well as any other sources of funding;

(ix) A power of attorney executed by the applicant, if not domiciled in this state, appointing the commissioner and his successors in office, and authorized deputies, as the true and lawful attorney of the applicant in and for this state upon whom all lawful process in any legal action or proceeding against the health maintenance organization on a cause of action arising in this state may be served;

(x) A statement reasonably describing the geographic area or areas to be served;

(xi) A description of the complaint procedures to be used as required under W.S. 26-34-112;

(xii) A description of the procedures and programs to be implemented to meet the quality of health care requirements in W.S. 26-34-104(b);

(xiii) Repealed by Laws 1995, ch. 210, § 5.

(xiv) A description of the procedures to be implemented to meet the protection against insolvency requirements in W.S. 26-34-114;

(xv) A list of the names, addresses and professional license numbers of all providers with which the health maintenance organization has agreements;

(xvi) A description of the quality assurance program and the mechanisms in place to assure availability, accessibility and continuity of care required under W.S. 26-34-108;

(xvii) Any other information the commissioner requires to make the determinations specified in W.S. 26-34-104.

(d) Any applicant or health maintenance organization holding a certificate of authority granted under this chapter, unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, shall file a notice describing any material modification of the operation set out in the information required by subsection (c) of this section. The notice shall be filed with the commissioner prior to the modification. If the commissioner does not disapprove within forty-five (45) days of filing, the modification is deemed approved.

(e) The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations exempting from the filing requirements of subsection (a) of this section those items he deems unnecessary.

(f) Any applicant or health maintenance organization holding a certificate of authority granted under this chapter shall file all contracts of reinsurance with the commissioner. Any agreement between the organization and an insurer is subject to the requirements of this code regarding reinsurance. All reinsurance agreements and any modifications thereto shall be filed and approved before the effective date of any agreement or modification. Reinsurance agreements shall remain in full force and effect for at least ninety (90) days following written notice to the commissioner, by registered mail, of cancellation by either party.

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