Bill

SB 1530

86(R) - 2019
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce

Contact the Author

Kelly Hancock

Phone:

512-463-0109

Capitol Office:

4E.2

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Kelly Hancock

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of mediation requirements for balance billing to certain health benefit plans.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 1530 would allow self-funded insurance plans to participate in the surprise medical bill mediation process operated by the Texas Department of Insurance. Currently, self-funded plans are governed by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and federal law does not provide for dispute resolution processes for self-funded plans to resolve surprise medical bill disputes.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 1530 because it does not affect our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

Kelly Hancock

Phone:

512-463-0109

Capitol Office:

4E.2

Email: