SB 496 – DOI Omnibus Bill

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Todd Johnson (R-Union); Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania); Sen. Tom McInnis (R-Anson, Moore, Richmond, Scotland)


This bill makes a series of amendments to various insurance laws, including the following:

  • Adds statutory provisions applicable to HMOs.
  • Modifies the requirements for each PHP’s required plan for handling insolvency by stating that the plan must allow for health care services to be provided to enrollees until the PHP’s capitated contract is terminated by DHHS and all enrollees required to enroll in a PHP are transitioned to another PHP.
  • Makes a technical change to a provision governing long-term care insurance.
  • Excludes faith-based health care sharing organizations from the Commissioner’s jurisdiction provided the organizations adhere to specified requirements.


Filed – 4/1/2021