Section 10A-20-6.16

Applicability of insurance laws.

(a) No statute of this state applying to insurance companies shall be applicable to any corporation organized under this article and amendments thereto or to any contract made by the corporation unless expressly mentioned in this article and made applicable; except as follows:

(1) The corporation shall be subject to the provisions regarding annual premium tax to be paid by insurers on insurance premiums.

(2) The corporation shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 55, Title 27, regarding the prohibition of unfair discriminatory acts by insurers on the basis of an applicant's or insured's abuse status.

(3) The corporation shall be subject to the provisions regarding Medicare Supplement Minimum Standards set forth in Article 2 of Chapter 19 of Title 27, and Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Minimum Standards set forth in Article 3 of Chapter 19 of Title 27.

(4) The corporation shall be subject to Section 27-1-17, requiring insurers and health plans to pay health care providers in a timely manner.

(5) The corporation shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 56 of Title 27, regarding the Access to Eye Care Act.

(6) The corporation shall be subject to the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Insurance pursuant to Sections 27-7-43 and 27-7-44.

(7) The corporation shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 54 of Title 27.

(8) The corporation shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 57 of Title 27, requiring coverage to be offered for the payment of colorectal cancer examinations for covered persons who are 50 years of age or older, or for covered persons who are less than 50 years of age and at high risk for colorectal cancer according to current American Cancer Society colorectal cancer screening guidelines.

(9) The corporation shall be subject to Chapter 58 of Title 27, requiring that policies and contracts including coverage for prostate cancer early detection be offered, together with identification of associated costs.

(10) The corporation shall be subject to Chapter 59 of Title 27 requiring that policies and contracts including coverage for chiropractic be offered, together with identification of associated costs.

(11) The corporation shall be subject to Chapter 54A of Title 27 requiring that policies and contracts to offer coverage for certain treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder under certain conditions.

(12) The corporation shall be subject to Chapter 12A of Title 27.

(b) The provisions in subsection (a) that require specific types of coverage to be offered or provided shall not apply when the corporation is administering a self-funded benefit plan or similar plan, fund, or program that it does not insure.

(Acts 1939, No. 491, p. 710; Code 1940, T. 28, §316; Acts 1969, Ex. Sess., No. 27, p. 73; Acts 1993, No. 93-679, p. 1291, §8; Act 2000-595, p. 1185, §9; Act 2000-795, p. 1876, §6; Act 2001-445, p. 573, §1; Act 2001-477, p. 640, §10; Act 2001-702, p. 1509, §22; Act 2002-511, p. 1315, §1; Act 2004-502, p. 969, §7; Act 2007-389, p. 778, §5; Act 2008-502, p. 1106, §4; §10-4-115; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §334; Act 2012-298, p. 647, §3; Act 2012-429, p. 1170, §6.)