Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 18. Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act

Commissioner Powers And Duties -- Application For Registration -- Reporting Insolvency

33-22-1816. Commissioner powers and duties -- application for registration -- reporting insolvency. (1) The commissioner shall develop forms for registration of an organization as a voluntary purchasing pool.

(2) An organization seeking to be registered as a voluntary purchasing pool shall make application to the commissioner. The commissioner shall register an organization as a voluntary purchasing pool upon proof of fulfillment of the qualifications provided in 33-22-1815.

(3) Except as provided in subsection (5), on March 1 of each year, the voluntary purchasing pool shall provide a report and financial statement for the previous calendar year to the commissioner so that the commissioner may determine:

(a) whether the operation of the voluntary purchasing pool is fiscally sound;

(b) whether the voluntary purchasing pool is bearing any risk; and

(c) the number of individuals covered.

(4) The annual report of the voluntary purchasing pool must disclose its total administrative cost.

(5) A voluntary purchasing pool may choose to operate on a fiscal year other than on the calendar year. A voluntary purchasing pool that establishes a fiscal year that is other than the calendar year shall provide the report required in subsection (3) to the commissioner within 60 days of the voluntary purchasing pool's fiscal yearend.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 375, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 52, Ch. 472, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 87, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 28, Ch. 151, L. 2017.