(a) The commissioner shall adopt regulations to implement standards and procedures with respect to internal claims and appeals of adverse benefit determinations, and with respect to external appeals of adverse benefit determinations.

(b) The regulations adopted by the commissioner shall apply only to those adverse benefit determinations which are not subject to the jurisdiction of the department of health pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.12 et seq. (Utilization Review Act).

(c) This section shall not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified disease indemnity; (8) sickness or bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies. This section also shall not apply to grandfathered health plans.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 256, § 2; P.L. 2012, ch. 262, § 2.)