West Virginia Code > Chapter 33 > Article 15E > § 33-15E-8 - Charges and fees; refund requirements; bundling of services
Current as of: 2010
(a) A discount medical plan organization may charge a periodic charge as well as a reasonable one-time processing fee for a discount medical plan.
(b)(1) All discount medical plan certificates or other document demonstrating membership in the plan issued to persons in this state shall have a notice, prominently printed on the first page of the document or in a similarly conspicuous manner, stating that the member has the right to cancel his or her membership for any reason within thirty days of its receipt. If a member cancels his or her membership in the discount medical plan organization within the first thirty days after the date of receipt of the written document demonstrating membership, the member shall, upon return of the discount medical plan card to the discount medical plan organization, receive a reimbursement of all periodic charges and the amount of any one-time processing fee that exceeds thirty dollars. Notice of cancellation is deemed given when delivered by hand or deposited in a mailbox, properly addressed and postage prepaid to the mailing address of the discount medical plan organization or e-mailed to the e-mail address of the discount medical plan organization.
(2) If the discount medical plan organization cancels a membership for any reason other than nonpayment of charges by the member, the discount medical plan organization shall make a pro rata reimbursement of all periodic charges to the member.
(c) When a marketer or discount medical plan organization sells a discount medical plan in conjunction with any other products, the marketer or discount medical plan organization shall:
(1) Provide the charges for each discount medical plan in writing to the member; or
(2) Reimburse the member for all periodic charges for the discount medical plan and all periodic charges for any other product if the member cancels his or her membership in accordance with subdivision (1), subsection (b) of this section.
(d) A health carrier that provides a discount medical plan product that is incidental to the insured product is not subject to this section.
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