1.1    .................... moves to amend H. F. No. 1892 as follows:
1.2Page 19, after line 12, insert:

1.3    "Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 62E.12, is amended to read:
1.6    (a) The association through its comprehensive health insurance plan shall offer
1.7policies which provide the benefits of a number one qualified plan and a number two
1.8qualified plan, except that the maximum lifetime benefit on these plans shall be $2,800,000
1.9$5,000,000; and an extended basic Medicare supplement plan and a basic Medicare
1.10supplement plan as described in sections 62A.3099 to 62A.44. The association may
1.11also offer a plan that is identical to a number one and number two qualified plan except
1.12that it has a $2,000 annual deductible and a $2,800,000 $5,000,000 maximum lifetime
1.13benefit. The association, subject to the approval of the commissioner, may also offer
1.14plans that are identical to the number one or number two qualified plan, except that they
1.15have annual deductibles of $5,000 and $10,000, respectively; have limitations on total
1.16annual out-of-pocket expenses equal to those annual deductibles and therefore cover 100
1.17percent of the allowable cost of covered services in excess of those annual deductibles;
1.18and have a $2,800,000 $5,000,000 maximum lifetime benefit. The association, subject to
1.19approval of the commissioner, may also offer plans that meet all other requirements of
1.20state law except those that are inconsistent with high deductible health plans as defined
1.21in sections 220 and 223 of the Internal Revenue Code and supporting regulations. As of
1.22January 1, 2006, the association shall no longer be required to offer an extended basic
1.23Medicare supplement plan.
1.24    (b) The requirement that a policy issued by the association must be a qualified plan
1.25is satisfied if the association contracts with a preferred provider network and the level of
1.26benefits for services provided within the network satisfies the requirements of a qualified
2.1plan. If the association uses a preferred provider network, payments to nonparticipating
2.2providers must meet the minimum requirements of section 72A.20, subdivision 15.
2.3    (c) The association shall offer health maintenance organization contracts in those
2.4areas of the state where a health maintenance organization has agreed to make the
2.5coverage available and has been selected as a writing carrier.
2.6    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 62E.06 and unless those charges are
2.7billed by a provider that is part of the association's preferred provider network, the state
2.8plan shall exclude coverage of services of a private duty nurse other than on an inpatient
2.9basis and any charges for treatment in a hospital located outside of the state of Minnesota
2.10in which the covered person is receiving treatment for a mental or nervous disorder, unless
2.11similar treatment for the mental or nervous disorder is medically necessary, unavailable in
2.12Minnesota and provided upon referral by a licensed Minnesota medical practitioner."
2.13Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.14Amend the title accordingly