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2009 Florida Statutes

Insurance rebates for healthy lifestyles.
Section 627.6402, Florida Statutes 2009

627.6402  Insurance rebates for healthy lifestyles.--

(1)  Any rate, rating schedule, or rating manual for an individual health insurance policy filed with the office may provide for an appropriate rebate of premiums paid in the last year when the individual covered by such plan is enrolled in and maintains participation in any health wellness, maintenance, or improvement program approved by the health plan. The rebate may be based on premiums paid in the last calendar year or the last policy year. The individual must provide evidence of demonstrative maintenance or improvement of the individual's health status as determined by assessments of agreed-upon health status indicators between the individual and the health insurer, including, but not limited to, reduction in weight, body mass index, and smoking cessation. Any rebate provided by the health insurer is presumed to be appropriate unless credible data demonstrates otherwise, or unless such rebate program requires the insured to incur costs to qualify for the rebate which equal or exceed the value of the rebate, but in no event shall the rebate exceed 10 percent of paid premiums.

(2)  The premium rebate authorized by this section shall be effective for an insured on an annual basis, unless the individual fails to maintain or improve his or her health status while participating in an approved wellness program, or credible evidence demonstrates that the individual is not participating in the approved wellness program.

History.--s. 33, ch. 2004-297; s. 5, ch. 2005-231.