1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3611 as follows:
1.2Page 1, delete section 1 and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62L.056, is amended to read:
1.5(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, chapter 363A, or any other law
1.6to the contrary, a health carrier may offer, sell, issue, and renew a health benefit plan
1.7that is a flexible benefits plan under this section to a small employer if the following
1.8requirements are satisfied:
1.9(1) the health benefit plan must be offered in compliance with this chapter, except as
1.10otherwise permitted in this section;
1.11(2) the health benefit plan to be offered must be designed to enable employers and
1.12covered persons to better manage costs and coverage options through the use of co-pays,
1.13deductibles, and other cost-sharing arrangements;
1.14(3) the health benefit plan must be issued and administered in compliance with
1.15sections 62E.141; 62L.03, subdivision 6; and 62L.12, subdivisions 3 and 4, relating
1.16to prohibitions against enrolling in the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
1.17persons eligible for employer group coverage;
1.18(4) the health benefit plan may modify or exclude any or all coverages of benefits
1.19that would otherwise be required by law, except for maternity benefits and other benefits
1.20required under federal law, and except that any type of provider licensed or registered to
1.21provide a covered benefit must be allowed to provide that benefit;
1.22(5) each health benefit plan must be approved by the commissioner of commerce,
1.23but the commissioner may not disapprove a plan on the grounds of a modification or
1.24exclusion permitted under clause (4); and
1.25(6) prior to sale of the health benefit plan, the small employer must be given a
1.26written list of the coverages otherwise required by law that are modified or excluded in the
2.1health benefit plan. The list must include a description of each coverage in the list and
2.2indicate whether the coverage is modified or excluded. If a coverage is modified, the list
2.3must describe the modification. The list may, but need not, also list any or all coverages
2.4otherwise required by law that are included in the health benefit plan and indicate that
2.5they are included. The insurer must require that a copy of this written list be provided,
2.6prior to the effective date of the health benefit plan, to each employee who is eligible for
2.7health coverage under the employer's plan.
2.8(b) The definitions in section 62L.02 apply to this section as modified by this section.
2.9(c) An employer may provide a health benefit plan permitted under this section to its
2.10employees, the employees' dependents, and other persons eligible for coverage under the
2.11employer's plan, notwithstanding chapter 363A or any other law to the contrary."
2.12Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.13Amend the title accordingly