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The DC Code: § 31-2995.01 Definitions.

Index31 Insurance and Securities. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

"Group health plan" means an employee welfare plan (as defined in section 3(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, approved September 2, 1974 (88 Stat. 829; 29 U.S.C. § 1002(1)), to the extent that the plan provides medical care and includes items and services paid for as medical care to employees or their dependents (as defined under the terms of the plan) directly or through insurance, reimbursement, or otherwise.
"Health insurance coverage" means benefits consisting of medical care (provided directly, through insurance or reimbursement, or otherwise and includes items and services paid for as medical care) under any hospital or medical service policy or certificate, hospital, or medical service plan contract, or health maintenance organization contract offered by a health insurer.
"Health insurer" means any person that provides one or more health benefit plans or insurance in the District, including an insurer, a hospital and medical services corporation, a fraternal benefit society, a health maintenance organization, a multiple employer welfare arrangement, or any other person providing a plan of health insurance subject to the authority of the Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking.
"Individual health plan" means a plan offering health insurance coverage offered to individuals other than in connection with a group health plan.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 18-98, the "Chemotherapy Pill Coverage Act of 2009", as introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-278, which was referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The bill as adopted on first and second readings on September 22, 2009, and October 6, 2009, respectively. Effective without the Mayor's signature on October 21, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 18- 225 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-98 became effective on December 17, 2009. DC CODE § 31-2995.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 17, 2009, D.C. Law 18-98, § 2, 56 DCR 8530.)