2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 26 - INSURANCE CODE
CHAPTER 34 - HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS
SECTION 26-34-122 - Rehabilitation, liquidation or conservation of a health maintenance organization.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 26-34-122 (2018)

26-34-122. Rehabilitation, liquidation or conservation of a health maintenance organization.

(a) Any rehabilitation, liquidation or conservation of a health maintenance organization is deemed to be the rehabilitation, liquidation or conservation of an insurance company and shall be conducted under the commissioner's supervision pursuant to the provisions of this code governing the rehabilitation, liquidation or conservation of insurance companies. The commissioner may apply for an order directing him to rehabilitate, liquidate or conserve a health maintenance organization upon any one (1) or more grounds set out in chapter 28 of this code, or if in his opinion the continued operation of the health maintenance organization would be hazardous either to the enrollees or to the people of this state. Enrollees have the same priority in the event of liquidation or rehabilitation as the law provides to policyholders of an insurer.

(b) For purposes of determining the priority of distribution of general assets, claims of enrollees and enrollees' beneficiaries shall have the same priority as established by chapter 28 of this code for policyholders and beneficiaries of insureds of insurance companies. If an enrollee is liable to any provider for services provided pursuant to and covered by the health care plan, that liability shall have the status of an enrollee claim for distribution of general assets.

(c) Any provider who is obligated by statute or agreement to hold enrollees harmless from liability for services provided pursuant to and covered by a health care plan shall have a priority of distribution of the general assets immediately following that of enrollees and enrollees' beneficiaries as described herein, and immediately preceding the priority of distribution described in W.S. 26-28-125(a)(iv).

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