79th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY–2017 Regular Session

Enrolled

House Bill 2391

Introduced and printed pursuant to House Rule 12.00. Presession filed (at the request of House Interim Committee on Health Care)

AN ACT

Relating to  access  to  health  care;  creating  new  provisions;  amending  ORS  291.055,  731.292,  731.509  and 731.840 and sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14, chapter 736, Oregon Laws 2003, and section 2, chapter        26, Oregon Laws 2016; repealing section 15, chapter 389, Oregon Laws 2015; prescribing an effective date; and providing for revenue raising that requires approval by a three-fifths majority.

House Bill 2391 was passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly containing 51 sections. This text was filed as a referendum on the corresponding portions of HB 2391 pursuant to Article IV, Section 1(3) of the Oregon Constitution.

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:

SECTION 3.

(2) No later than 45 days following the end of a calendar quarter, the Public  Employees’ Benefit Board shall pay an assessment at the rate of 1.5 percent on the gross amount of premium equivalents received during the calendar quarter.

(4) The assessment imposed under this section is in addition to and not in lieu of any tax, surcharge or other assessment imposed on the board.

SECTION 5.

(2) No later than 45 days following the end of a calendar quarter, an insurer shall pay an assessment at the rate of 1.5 percent of the gross amount of premiums earned by the insurer during that calendar quarter that were derived from health benefit plans delivered or issued for delivery in Oregon.

(4) The assessment imposed under this section is in addition to and not in lieu of any tax, surcharge or other assessment imposed on an insurer.

SECTION 8.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of contract or statute, including ORS 743B.013 and 743.022, insurers may increase their premium rate on policies or certificates that are subject to the assessment under section 5 of this 2017 Act by 1.5 percent. If an insurer increases its rates under this subsection, the insurer may include in its billings for health benefit plans a notice, as prescribed by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, explaining that the increase is due to the assessment under section 5 of this 2017 Act.

SECTION 9.

(2) No later than 45 days following the end of a calendar quarter, a managed care organization shall pay an assessment at a rate of 1.5 percent of the gross amount of premium equivalents received during that calendar quarter.

(5) The assessment imposed under this section is in addition to and not in lieu of any tax, surcharge or other assessment imposed on a managed care organization.

SECTION 27. Section 2, chapter 736, Oregon Laws 2003, as amended by section 1, chapter 780, Oregon Laws 2007, section 51, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2009, section 17, chapter 867, Oregon Laws 2009, section 2, chapter 608, Oregon Laws 2013, and section 1, chapter 16, Oregon Laws 2015, is amended to read:

Sec. 2.(2) In addition to the assessment imposed by subsection (1) of this section, an assessment of 0.7 percent is imposed on the net revenue of each hospital in this state that is not a waivered hospital.

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