To address the public health emergency in Louisiana as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued Emergency Rule 36. Here is a breakdown of the rule:
When is the rule effective?
Emergency Rule 36 became effective on March 17 and will continue until April 9, which is the date the State of Emergency issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards is set to expire.
To whom and what does the rule apply?
Emergency Rule 36 applies to:
What does the rule do?
Emergency Rule 36 requires all health insurance issuers in Louisiana to do the following:
Are there any sanctions or penalties for violating the rule?
Emergency Rule 36 provides that any health insurance issuer who violates the rule shall be subject to regulatory action by the Commissioner in accordance with the provisions of the Insurance Code.
Where can I read the rule?
The Louisiana Department of Insurance posted a copy of Emergency Rule 36 on its website. Additionally, other COVID-19 resources can be found on the Louisiana Department of Insurance website.
The Phelps Health Care team will continue to monitor Louisiana’s legislative and regulatory responses to COVID-19.