- regulations necessary for compliance with federal law
(1)In order to provide for full and fair disclosure in the sale of medicare supplement policies, no individual medicare supplement policy or certificate shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this state unless the outline of coverage as described in subsection (2) of this section is delivered to the applicant for such policy or such certificate at the time application is made.
(2)The commissioner shall prescribe by regulation the format and content of the outline of coverage required by subsection (1) of this section. As used in this subsection (2), “format” means style, arrangement, and overall appearance, including such items as the size, color, and prominence of type and the arrangement of text and captions. Such outline of coverage shall include:
(a)A description of the principal benefits and coverage provided in the policy;
(b)A statement of the exceptions, reductions, and limitations contained in the policy;
(c)A statement of the renewal provisions, including any reservation by the insurer of a right to change premiums;
(d)A statement that the outline of coverage is a summary of the policy issued or applied for and that the policy should be consulted to determine governing contractual provisions.
(4)The commissioner may promulgate regulations for captions or notice requirements determined to be in the public interest and designed to inform prospective insureds that particular insurance coverages are not medicare supplement coverages for all accident and sickness insurance policies sold to persons eligible for medicare by reason of age, which policies fail to meet the definition of a medicare supplement policy in section 10-18-101 (4).
(5)The commissioner may promulgate such regulations as are necessary to allow Colorado to meet the medicare supplement policy standards and requirements imposed by the federal “Health Insurance for the Aged Act” or otherwise required by any federal law or rule or regulation. This shall include the authority to promulgate as regulations the model standards adopted by the national association of insurance commissioners for the purpose of complying with any such federal requirements.
Section 10-18-106 — Disclosure standards - regulations necessary for compliance with federal law,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-10.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).