2018 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 26-34-123 - Summary orders and supervision.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 26-34-123 (2018)

26-34-123. Summary orders and supervision.

(a) Whenever the commissioner determines that the financial condition of any health maintenance organization is such that its continued operation might be hazardous to its enrollees, creditors, or the general public, or that it has violated any provision of this act, he may, after notice and hearing, order the health maintenance organization to take action reasonably necessary to rectify the condition or violation, including but not limited to one (1) or more of the following:

(i) Reduce the total amount of present and potential liability for benefits by reinsurance or other method acceptable to the commissioner;

(ii) Reduce the volume of new business being accepted;

(iii) Reduce expenses by specified methods;

(iv) Suspend or limit the writing of new business for a period of time;

(v) Increase the health maintenance organization's capital and surplus by contribution; or

(vi) Take other steps the commissioner deems appropriate under the circumstances, including those steps authorized in W.S. 26-3-132(b) and (c) for insurers.

(b) For purposes of this section, the violation by a health maintenance organization of any law of this state to which the health maintenance organization is subject shall be deemed a violation of this act.

(c) The commissioner is authorized, by rules and regulations, to set uniform standards and criteria for early warning that the continued operation of any health maintenance organization might be hazardous to its enrollees, creditors or the general public and to set standards for evaluating the financial condition of any health maintenance organization. The standards shall be consistent with the purposes expressed in subsection (a) of this section.

(d) The remedies and measures available to the commissioner under this section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, the remedies and measures available to the commissioner under the provisions of chapter 28 of this code.

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