Bill Opens Door to Health Insurance Mistakes

03.09.2012
Issues & Policies

Nobody wants to run into any confusion related to their healthcare or health insurance. But a proposal in the General Law Committee could increase the chances of that happening.

SB 315 blocks insurance companies from ensuring the accuracy of group and individual health insurance policies by collecting and using their customers’ Social Security numbers. 

The proposal ignores the key role those unique identifiers play in managing claims, tracking patients, and ensuring quality healthcare.

Social Security numbers may be the only means of correctly identifying patients, especially when serving two or more individuals of the same name.

If adopted, SB 315 would put at risk the records of thousands of employees, customers, patients, and end-users of the state’s healthcare and insurance systems.

CBIA urges the General Law Committee to reject SB 315.

For more information, contact CBIA’s Kia Murrell at 860.244.1931 or kia.murrell@cbia.com.

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