An issuer offering a plan shall:
(1) Take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others with respect to benefits and services, in accordance with the standards found at 28 C.F.R. 35.160 through 35.164. Where the regulatory provisions referenced in this section use the term "public entity," the term "issuer" shall apply in its place.
(2) Provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills, where necessary to afford such persons an equal opportunity to benefit from the service in question.
(3) Ensure that their benefits and services provided through electronic and information technology, including telehealth, are accessible to individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would result in undue financial and administrative burdens or a fundamental alteration in the nature of the health programs or activities. When undue financial and administrative burdens or a fundamental alteration exist, the issuer shall provide information in a format other than an electronic format that would not result in such undue financial and administrative burdens or a fundamental alteration but would ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that individuals with disabilities receive the benefits or services of the plan that are provided through electronic and information technology.
(4) Ensure that their health programs and activities provided through websites comply with the requirements of Title II of the ADA.
(5) Make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, or procedures when such modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the issuer can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the health program or activity. Reasonable modifications must be interpreted consistent with the term as set forth in the ADA Title II regulation at 28 C.F.R. Sec. 35.230(b)(7).