Due to the declaration of a public health emergency throughout the State of Indiana as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) and the issuance of Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-05, on March 19, 2020, the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) issued Bulletin 252 to assist consumers, businesses, and entities regulated by the IDOI.
In Bulletin 252, the IDOI requests all insurance companies and HMOs in Indiana to institute a moratorium on policy cancellations and non-renewals of any insurance policy in effect for a policyholder in Indiana to allow a grace period for any policyholder in Indiana for a period of 60-days for any premium payment due from March 19 to May 18, 2020.
Bulletin 252 also addresses cost-sharing and prior authorizations for COVID-19 testing services and treatment.
The IDOI reminds health insurers and HMOs about the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Public Law 116-127, (H.R. 6201), and interprets that increase prices or coverage costs involving medical care given for COVID-19.
To ensure healthcare access to all Hoosiers, Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson in Bulletin 252 temporarily suspended requirements for providers participating in the Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund (PCF) to hold an Indiana license.
To read the complete Bulletin, visit the IDOI COVID-19 Actions webpage at www.in.gov/idoi/3109.htm.