2018 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 26-34-104 - Issuance of certificate of authority.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 26-34-104 (2018)

26-34-104. Issuance of certificate of authority.

(a) Upon receipt of an application for issuance of a certificate of authority, the commissioner shall immediately transmit a copy of the application and accompanying documents to the administrator.

(b) The administrator shall determine whether the applicant for a certificate of authority, with respect to health care services to be furnished has complied with W.S. 26-34-108.

(i) Repealed by Laws 1995, ch. 210, § 5.

(ii) Repealed by Laws 1995, ch. 210, § 5.

(iii) Repealed by Laws 1995, ch. 210, § 5.

(c) Within forty-five (45) days of receipt of the application for issuance of a certificate of authority, the administrator shall certify to the commissioner that the proposed health maintenance organization meets the requirements of W.S. 26-34-108 or notify the commissioner that the health maintenance organization does not meet the requirements and specify in what respects it is deficient.

(d) The commissioner shall issue or deny a certificate of authority to any person filing an application pursuant to W.S. 26-34-103 within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the certification from the administrator. Issuance of a certificate of authority shall be granted upon payment of the application fee prescribed in W.S. 26-34-126 if the commissioner is satisfied that the following conditions are met:

(i) The persons responsible for the conduct of the applicant's affairs are competent and trustworthy;

(ii) The administrator certifies that the health maintenance organization's proposed plan of operation meets the requirements of W.S. 26-34-108;

(iii) The health maintenance organization shall effectively provide or arrange for the provision of basic health care services on a prepaid basis, through insurance or otherwise, except to the extent of reasonable requirements for copayments, coinsurance and deductibles;

(iv) The health maintenance organization is financially responsible and may reasonably be expected to meet its obligations to enrollees and prospective enrollees. In making this determination, the commissioner may consider:

(A) The financial soundness of the arrangements for health care services and the schedule of premiums used in connection therewith;

(B) The adequacy of working capital;

(C) Any agreement with an insurer, a hospital or medical service corporation, a government or any other organization or entity for insuring the payment of the cost of health care services or the provision for automatic applicability of an alternative coverage in the event of discontinuance of the health maintenance organization;

(D) Any agreement with providers for the provision of health care services; and

(E) Any deposit of cash or securities submitted in accordance with W.S. 26-34-114.

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

(vi) Nothing in the proposed method of operation, as shown by the information submitted pursuant to W.S. 26-34-103 or by independent investigation, is contrary to the public interest; and

(vii) Any deficiencies identified by the administrator have been corrected.

(e) A certificate of authority shall be denied only after compliance with the requirements of W.S. 26-34-125.

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