5526-S.E AMH CALD MORI 094


ESSB 5526 - H AMD TO APP COMM AMD (H-2824.2/19) 576

By Representative Caldier

NOT ADOPTED 04/10/2019

On page 5, after line 26 of the striking amendment, insert the following:

"NEW SECTION. Sec. A new section is added to chapter 48.43 RCW to read as follows:

A health carrier shall allow an individual to purchase an individual market health plan offered by the carrier outside of the individual's county of residence if the individual's county of residence is in the same geographic rating area as the health plan he or she is purchasing."

Renumber the remaining section consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

EFFECT: Allows an individual to purchase individual market coverage across county lines within the same geographic rating area.

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