Alaska Statutes.
Title 21. Insurance
Chapter 86. Health Maintenance Organizations
Section 10. Establishment of Health Maintenance Organizations.
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AS 21.86.010. Establishment of Health Maintenance Organizations.

(a) A person may apply to the director for and obtain a certificate of authority to establish and operate a health maintenance organization in compliance with this chapter. A person may not establish or operate a health maintenance organization in this state unless the person obtains a certificate of authority under this chapter. A foreign corporation may, subject to its registration, qualify under this chapter to do business in this state as a foreign corporation.

(b) An application for a certificate of authority must be verified by an officer or authorized representative of the applicant, must be in a form prescribed by the director, and must contain or be accompanied by

(1) a copy of the organizational documents of the applicant, including the articles of incorporation, articles of association, partnership agreement, trust agreement, or other applicable documents, and all amendments to the documents;

(2) a copy of the bylaws, regulations, or similar document, if any, regulating the conduct of the internal affairs of the applicant;

(3) a list of the names, addresses, and official positions of the persons who are responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the applicant, including all members of the board of directors, board of trustees, executive committee, or other governing board or committee, the principal officers in the case of a corporation, and the partners or members in the case of a partnership or association;

(4) a copy of contracts made or to be made between the applicant and providers or between the applicant and persons listed in (3) of this subsection;

(5) a copy of the form of evidence of coverage that is to be issued to the enrollees;

(6) a copy of the form or group contract, if any, that is to be issued to employers, unions, trustees, or other organizations;

(7) financial statements showing the applicant's assets, liabilities, and sources of financial support; if the applicant's financial affairs are audited by independent certified public accountants, a copy of the applicant's most recent certified financial statement satisfies the requirement of this paragraph unless the director finds that additional or more recent financial information is required for the proper administration of this chapter;

(8) a description of the proposed method of marketing, a financial plan that includes a projection of operating results anticipated until the organization has had net income for at least one year, and a statement as to the sources of working capital as well as any other sources of funding;

(9) a power of attorney executed by the applicant, if not domiciled in this state, appointing the director and the director's successors in office, and authorized deputies, as the true and lawful attorney of the applicant in and for this state, upon whom all lawful process in any legal action or proceeding against the health maintenance organization, on a cause of action arising in this state, may be served;

(10) a statement reasonably describing the geographic area or areas to be served;

(11) a description of the complaint procedures to be used, as required under AS 21.86.100 ;

(12) as required by regulations adopted by the director, a description of the procedures and programs to be implemented to assure compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations regarding the quality of health care;

(13) a description of the mechanism by which enrollees will be afforded an opportunity to participate in matters of policy and operation under AS 21.86.040 ;

(14) the deposit required under AS 21.86.140 (b);

(15) other information that the director requires in order to make a determination under AS 21.86.020 ;

(16) the application fee prescribed under AS 21.06.250 .

(c) An applicant, or a health maintenance organization holding a certificate of authority granted under this chapter, shall, unless otherwise provided for, file a notice describing any material modification of the organization's operation as described in the information submitted under (b) of this section. The notice shall be filed with the director before the modification. If the director does not disapprove the modification within 30 days after the filing of the notice, the modification is considered approved. The director may adopt regulations exempting from the filing requirements of this subsection those items that the director considers unnecessary to report.

(d) An applicant, or a health maintenance organization holding a certificate of authority granted under this chapter, shall file with the director all contracts of reinsurance. An agreement between the organization and an insurer is subject to the laws of this state regarding reinsurance. All reinsurance agreements and modifications to a reinsurance agreement shall be filed with the director and must be approved by the director. A reinsurance agreement remains in full force and effect for at least 90 days following written notice to the director, by registered mail, of cancellation by either party.

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