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PDFWAC 284-43-5600

Essential health benefits package benchmark reference plan.

A not grandfathered individual or small group health benefit plan offered, issued, amended or renewed on or after January 1, 2014, must, at a minimum, include coverage for essential health benefits. "Essential health benefits" means all of the following:
(1) The benefits and services covered by health care service contractor Regence BlueShield as the Innova small group plan policy form, policy form number WW0711CCONMS, and certificate form number WW0112BINNS, offered during the first quarter of 2012. The SERFF filing number is RGWA-127372701.
(2) The services and items covered by a health benefit plan that are within the categories identified in Section 1302(b) of PPACA including, but not limited to, ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment, prescription drugs, rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, laboratory services, preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management, and pediatric services, including oral and vision care, and as supplemented by the commissioner or required by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(3) Mandated benefits pursuant to Title 48 RCW enacted before December 31, 2011.
(4) This section expires on December 31, 2016.
[WSR 16-01-081, recodified as § 284-43-5600, filed 12/14/15, effective 12/14/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.21.241, 48.21.320, 48.44.460, 48.44.341, 48.46.291, 48.46.530, and 48.43.715. WSR 15-20-042 (Matter No. R 2015-02), § 284-43-865, filed 9/29/15, effective 9/29/15. Statutory Authority: 2012 c 87 and RCW 48.02.060. WSR 12-19-099 (Matter No. R 2012-19), § 284-43-865, filed 9/19/12, effective 10/20/12.]
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