August 20, 2019
On July 23, 2019, the Maine Bureau of Insurance published Bulletin 437, which relates to incorporation of the ACA's consumer protections into Maine law. According to the bulletin, Public Law 2019, Chapter 5 (LD 1), preserves some of the ACA's major consumer protections by incorporating them into Maine law and harmonizes state and federal laws in areas where Maine law was already similar to the ACA.
According to the bulletin, Maine law now incorporates ACA and additional protections on the following items:
For employers with fully insured plans in Maine, the new law and bulletin signals Maine's intent to solidify the ACA's protections through Maine law. The guidance contains no new employer obligations; employers should work with carriers on any questions relating to the bulletin.
Bulletin 437 »