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Relating to the applicability of mediation requirements for balance billing to certain health benefit plans.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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.
Texas Action is neutral on SB 1530 because it does not affect our liberty principles.