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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 21TRADE PRACTICES
SUBCHAPTER RRSTANDARD PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE FOR MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR INJURIES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
RULE §21.5201Identification Cards - Health Coverage for Motorcycle Injuries

(a) Applicability.

  (1) This subchapter is applicable to an individual, group, blanket, or franchise insurance policy, insurance agreement, health maintenance organization evidence of coverage, group hospital services contract, or employee benefit plan that provides benefits for health care services or for medical or surgical expenses incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle.

  (2) This subchapter is not applicable to:

    (A) credit-only coverage;

    (B) disability coverage;

    (C) specified disease coverage;

    (D) long-term care coverage;

    (E) dental or vision-only coverage;

    (F) single-service health maintenance organization coverage;

    (G) accidental death and dismemberment coverage;

    (H) hospital indemnity coverage;

    (I) workers' compensation coverage; or

    (J) medical payments or personal injury protection coverage provided under an automobile policy.

(b) Standard Proof of Health Insurance. Upon request, a health insurance plan, as defined by the Transportation Code §661.003(i), shall issue a standard proof of health insurance coverage that satisfies the content requirements under subsection (c) of this section and identifies a person who is at least 21 years of age and covered by the health insurance plan for medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle. A request can be made by a person who is an enrollee or an insured of the health insurance plan or who is a dependent of an enrollee or insured of the health insurance plan.

(c) Contents of Standard Proof of Health Insurance. A health insurance plan shall issue the standard proof of health insurance coverage described by subsection (b) of this section through one of the methods set forth in either paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) of this subsection:

  (1) The health insurance plan may elect to add to its customary identification card the words "MOTORCYCLE HEALTH." By including the words "MOTORCYCLE HEALTH" on its customary identification card, a health insurance plan affirms that the person named on the card is covered by a health insurance plan that provides medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle, as addressed by the Transportation Code §661.003(c). The words "MOTORCYCLE HEALTH" must be:

    (A) printed in all capital letters;

    (B) printed in at least 8-point boldface font; and

    (C) located in a prominent place on the card.

  (2) The health insurance plan may elect to issue a paper card, separate from its customary identification card, titled "Motorcycle Health: Standard Proof of Health Insurance."

    (A) The separate paper card must contain at least the following:

      (i) a heading that includes only the words "Motorcycle Health: Standard Proof of Health Insurance;"

      (ii) the carrier logo;

      (iii) the carrier name;

      (iv) the name of the enrollee, insured, or dependent of the enrollee or insured;

      (v) the policy number; and

      (vi) the statement: "{name of enrollee, insured, or dependent of the enrollee or insured} is covered by a health insurance plan that provides medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle, as addressed by the Transportation Code §661.003(c)."

    (B) All text printed on the separate paper card shall appear in upper and lower case as appropriate.

    (C) The text body shall appear in at least 10 point regular type.

    (D) The heading shall appear in at least 12 point boldface type.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.5201 adopted to be effective December 6, 2010, 35 TexReg 10765

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