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      RS 22:842     


§842. Life, accident, health, or service insurance; health maintenance organizations; Medicaid-enrolled managed care organizations

            A.(1) Upon the business of issuing life, accident, health, or service insurance policies, or other forms of contracts or obligations covering such risks, or issuing endowment policies on contracts, or other similar forms of contract obligations, the annual tax shall be one hundred forty dollars when the gross annual premiums are seven thousand dollars or less. When the gross annual premiums are more than seven thousand dollars, the amount of tax payable shall be increased to two hundred twenty-five dollars for each additional ten thousand dollars, or fraction thereof, of gross annual premiums. The business of issuing each of the kinds of insurance or contracts mentioned in this Section may be combined under one tax, and the amount of the tax shall be based on the combined gross annual premiums of all such businesses.

            (2) The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to health maintenance organizations.

            B.(1) Every health maintenance organization authorized and certified to engage in the business of issuing contracts or other evidences or similar forms of coverage to enrollees for healthcare services or prepaid medical services in this state, including Louisiana partnerships authorized under R.S. 22:244(B), shall pay an annual tax on the gross amount of its receipts from contracts and other evidences of coverage at the rate of five hundred fifty dollars for every ten thousand dollars of gross annual premiums collected.

            (2) No provision of this Subsection shall be construed as relieving any insurer from paying to the commissioner the fees otherwise required for qualifying to do business, or for the renewal thereof.

            (3) The commissioner of insurance shall comply with the provisions of R.S. 22:795 regarding the maintenance of books and records and the disposition of collections.

            C. Taxes collected under the provision of this Section from healthcare premium assessments paid by Medicaid-enrolled managed care organizations, after first having been credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund as required by Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, shall be deposited into the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund.

            Acts 1984, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 3, §1, eff. March 27, 1984; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1062 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1; Acts 2012, No. 597, §1, eff. June 7, 2012; Acts 2016, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 1, §1, eff. June 22, 2016.

NOTE: Former R.S. 22:842 redesignated as R.S. 22:582 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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