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The DC Code: § 31-3417 Powers of insurance corporations.

Index31 Insurance and Securities. (Refs & Annos)
a
An insurance company authorized to do business in the District may, either directly or through a subsidiary or affiliate, organize and operate a health maintenance organization under the provisions of this chapter. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, any 2 or more such insurance companies, or subsidiaries or affiliates thereof, may jointly organize and operate a health maintenance organization. The business of insurance is deemed to include the providing of health care by a health maintenance organization owned or operated by an insurer or subsidiary thereof.
b
Notwithstanding any other provision of insurance laws, an insurer may contract with a health maintenance organization to provide insurance or similar protection against the cost of care provided through health maintenance organizations and to provide coverage in the event of the failure of a health maintenance organization to meet its obligations.
c
The enrollees of a health maintenance organization constitute a permissible group under such laws. Among other things, under such contracts the insurer may make benefit payments to health maintenance organizations for health care services rendered by providers.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 35-4517. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-235, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-3401. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-81, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-3401. DC CODE § 31-3417 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-235, § 18, 44 DCR 818; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 46(d), 45 DCR 745.)