Section: Persons entitled to bring enforcement actions
8. a. In order to provide for full and fair disclosure in the sale of medicare supplement contracts or evidences of coverage, no medicare supplement contract or evidence of coverage shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this State unless an outline of coverage is delivered to the applicant at the time application is made.
b. The commissioner shall prescribe the format and content of the outline of coverage required by subsection a. of this section. For the purposes of this section, "format" means style, arrangement and overall appearance, including the size, color and prominence of the font used, paper size and weight and the arrangement of text and captions. The outline of coverage shall include:
(1) A description of the principal medicare supplement health care services provided;
(2) A statement of any applicable exceptions, reductions and limitations in the available medicare supplement health care services;
(3) A statement of the renewal provisions, including any reservation by the health maintenance organization of the right to change premiums or other fees; and
(4) A statement that the outline of coverage is a summary of the medicare supplement contract or evidence of coverage issued or applied for and that the contract or evidence of coverage should be consulted to determine the governing contractual provisions.
c. The commissioner may require by regulation the publication of forms and an informational brochure with a standardized format and content, to serve as an aid in the selection of appropriate coverage, if any, by those eligible for medicare, and to aid the consumer in improving his understanding of medicare benefits. Except in the case of direct response solicitation for medicare supplement health care services, the commissioner may require by regulation that the informational brochure be provided, concurrently with delivery of the outline of coverage, to all prospective enrollees eligible for medicare. With respect to direct response solicitation for medicare supplement health care services, the commissioner may require by regulation that the prescribed brochure be provided upon request to any prospective enrollee eligible for medicare, but in no event later than the time the medicare supplement contract or evidence of coverage is delivered.
d. The commissioner may promulgate regulations for captions or notice requirements for all contracts and evidences of coverage delivered or issued for delivery to persons eligible for medicare to inform prospective enrollees that the particular contract or evidence of coverage does not provide medicare supplement health care services. These notice requirements shall not apply to medicare supplement contracts or evidences of coverage or to contracts issued pursuant to a contract under 42 U.S.C. s.1395l or 42 U.S.C. s.1395mm.
e. The commissioner may further promulgate regulations to govern the full and fair disclosure of information in connection with the replacement of contracts or evidences of coverage by persons eligible for medicare.
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