MT State Updates - 2015 Jan 21 No.01

On Apr. 10, 2015, Gov. Bullock signed HB 324 into law, creating Chapter 225. The act eliminates the requirement for Montana insurers to automatically provide HIPAA certifications of creditable coverage while still allowing for certifications to be issued upon request.

HIPAA certifications of creditable coverage were required to be provided through the end of 2014 so individuals who may have needed to offset a pre-existing condition exclusion under a non-calendar-year plan would still have access to a certificate for proof of coverage through the end of 2014. Since these certificates are no longer required under federal law, many states are adjusting their laws to remove the requirement as well.

Chapter 225 is effective immediately.

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