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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XXII CORPORATIONS
  • CHAPTER 176Q COMMONWEALTH HEALTH INSURANCE CONNECTOR
  • Section 12 Surcharge to health benefit or stand-alone vision or dental plans; reports; withdrawal of health plan from connector

Section 12. (a) The connector may apply a surcharge to all health benefit plans or stand-alone vision or stand-alone dental plans which shall be used only to pay for administrative and operational expenses of the connector; provided, however, that any such surcharge shall be applied uniformly to all health benefit plans or uniformly to all stand-alone vision or stand-alone dental plans offered through the connector and subconnectors; and provided further, that a subconnector may charge an additional fee to be used only to pay for additional administrative and operational expenses of the subconnector. The surcharges shall not be used to pay any premium assistance payments under the commonwealth care health insurance program under chapter 118H.

(b) Each carrier participating in the connector shall be required to furnish such reasonable reports as the board determines necessary to enable the executive director to carry out his duties under this chapter.

(c) The board may withdraw a health plan from the connector only after notice to the carrier.