April 8, 2009
SB 61 is up for 3rd Reading in the Colorado House of Representatives any day now. It has been on the legislative calendar for the past two days but has been laid-over by the supporters of the bill so that they can rally votes to pass the proposed legislation.
THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE in the legislature to kill this bill and avoid the implementation of a bill that will fundamentally alter the way property/casualty insurance claims are adjusted.
SB 61 requires any internal review, independent medical examination (IME), or utilization review (UR) of workers' compensation, property/casualty, and health insurance be conducted by a licensed doctor who has appropriate expertise in the “same or similar specialties” as would typically manage the case being reviewed. The bill also requires written denials of benefits to identify the health care professional on whose opinion the denial is based.
NAMIC opposes SB 61 and has personally asked members of the House to VOTE NO on SB 61 for the following reasons:
NAMIC requests that its member companies writing insurance in the state of Colorado ACT NOW and have your employees and insurance producers contact members of the House of Representatives. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY! If you do not know who your representative is, visit http://www.votesmart.org/ to find out.
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Thursday, April 09, 2009 8:47:57 AM.
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