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§ 15-102.4. Surplus requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: June 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 15. Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Medical and Pharmacy Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2015
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-102.4
§ 15-102.4. Surplus requirements
In general
(a)(1) Each managed care organization shall be actuarially sound.
(2)(i) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the surplus that a managed care organization is required to have shall be paid in full.
(ii) A managed care organization shall have an initial surplus that exceeds the liabilities of the managed care organization by at least $1,500,000.
Adjustment of initial surplus
(b)(1) In consultation with the Secretary, the Insurance Commissioner may adjust the initial surplus requirement for a managed care organization that is not licensed as a health maintenance organization. In determining whether to make an adjustment under this paragraph, the Commissioner shall consider:
(i) The proposed capitation level that would be received by the managed care organization under a contract with the Department under this subtitle;
(ii) The proposed range of benefits to be provided under a contract with the Department under this subtitle;
(iii) The existence of any commitment by the Secretary to designate funds over and above the proposed capitation where the designated funds:
1. Are equivalent to the difference between the requirements of § 19-710 of this article and any lower requirements determined by the Commissioner under this subparagraph; and
2. Would be available in case of the impairment or insolvency of the managed care organization; and
(iv) The availability of the money held in trust by the Secretary to pay claims in case of impairment or insolvency of the managed care organization.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(2)(ii) of this section, a managed care organization shall have an initial surplus that exceeds liabilities by at least $1,250,000. If a managed care organization has an initial surplus that is at least $1,250,000 but less than $1,500,000, prior to approval, the Department shall designate funds under paragraph (1)(iii) of this subsection sufficient to provide an initial surplus of at least $1,500,000.
Surplus limits
(c)(1)(i) Each managed care organization shall maintain a surplus that exceeds the liabilities of the managed care organization in the amount that is at least equal to the greater of $750,000 or 5 percent of the subscription charges earned during the prior calendar year as recorded in the annual report filed by the managed care organization with the Commissioner.
(ii) No managed care organization shall be required to maintain a surplus in excess of a value of $3,000,000.
(2)(i) For the protection of the managed care organization's enrollees and creditors, the applicant shall deposit and maintain in trust with the State Treasurer $100,000 in cash or government securities of the type described in § 5-701(b) of the Insurance Article.
(ii) 1. The deposits shall be accepted and held in trust by the State Treasurer in accordance with the provisions of Title 5, Subtitle 7 of the Insurance Article.
2. For the purpose of applying this subparagraph, a managed care organization shall be treated as an insurer.
Risk based capital standards
(d) Each managed care organization shall comply with risk based capital standards in accordance with regulations adopted by the Insurance Commissioner under § 4-311 of the Insurance Article.

Credits

Added by Acts 1996, c. 352, § 1, eff. July 1, 1996. Amended by Acts 1997, c. 14, § 1, eff. April 8, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 70, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 635, § 9, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 636, § 9, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 2000, c. 331, § 2, eff. July 1, 2000; Acts 2009, c. 656, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2015, c. 58, § 1, eff. June 1, 2015.
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-102.4, MD HEALTH GEN § 15-102.4
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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