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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1495         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 553

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to increase health insurer transparency.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1495        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 553

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 553) of Richard T. Moore, Robert M. Koczera and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation to increase health insurer transparency.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase health insurer transparency.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 176J of the General Laws, as most recently inserted by chapter 288 of the acts of 2010, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:

              (b½) The commissioner shall make all information submitted to the division pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) publicly available on a website in an easily readable and understandable format on an annual basis. 

              SECTION 2. Subsection (j) of section 11 of chapter 176J of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 177 of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following: 

              (k) The commissioner shall make the annual report required under the provisions of subsection (j) publicly available on a website in an easily readable and understandable format.

              SECTION 3. Section 21 of chapter 176O of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 40 of chapter 288 of the acts of 2010, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:

              (e) The commissioner shall annually make all information submitted to the division pursuant to the provisions of subsections (a) to (d) publicly available on a website in an easily readable and understandable format.

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