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§ 15-1216. Maryland Small Employer Health Reinsurance Pool

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsuranceEffective: April 10, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 15. Health Insurance
Subtitle 12. Maryland Health Insurance Reform Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 10, 2012
MD Code, Insurance, § 15-1216
§ 15-1216. Maryland Small Employer Health Reinsurance Pool
Established by Commissioner
(a) The Commissioner shall establish the Maryland Small Employer Health Reinsurance Pool.
Pool operational on or after July 1, 1994
(b) The Pool shall be operational and may reinsure claims in accordance with this subtitle on or after July 1, 1994.
Board of Directors
(c)(1) The reinsuring carriers shall elect a Board of Directors to be composed of seven members.
(2) The Board shall include representation from carriers whose principal business in health insurance comprises small employers and, to the extent possible, at least one nonprofit health service plan, at least one commercial carrier, and at least one health maintenance organization.
(3) A carrier, including its affiliates, may not be represented by more than one member on the Board.
(4) The term of a member is 3 years except that the terms of initial members shall be staggered for periods of 1 to 3 years.
(5) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is elected.
(6) Vacancies shall be filled by an election of the remaining Board members.
(7) A member who is elected after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is elected.
(8) A member who serves two consecutive full 3-year terms may not be reelected for 3 years after the completion of those terms.
(d) The Board shall choose a Chairman.
Executive Director appointed by Board
(e)(1) The Board shall appoint an Executive Director, who shall be the chief administrative officer of the Pool.
(2) The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board.
(3) Under the direction of the Board, the Executive Director shall perform any duty or function that the Board requires.
(f) The Pool may employ a staff in accordance with the budget of the Pool.
Plan of operation submitted to Commissioner
(g)(1) The Board shall submit to the Commissioner a plan of operation to ensure the fair, reasonable, and financially sound administration of the Pool.
(2) The Commissioner may amend or rescind a plan of operation if the Commissioner finds that the Pool is not operating in a fair, reasonable, and financially sound manner.


Added by Acts 1997, c. 35, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 66, § 1, eff. April 10, 2012.
Formerly Art. 48A, § 707.
MD Code, Insurance, § 15-1216, MD INSURANCE § 15-1216
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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