(a) In addition to any other remedy permitted by law, the commissioner shall have the administrative authority to assess penalties specified in this section against self-insured employee welfare benefit plans engaged in the business of health insurance for violations of Section 10123.3.
(b) Any plan that violates Section 10123.3 is liable for administrative penalties of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for the first violation and not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each subsequent violation.
(c) Any plan that violates Section 10123.3 with a frequency that indicates a general business practice or commits a knowing violation of that section, is liable for administrative penalties of not less than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) and not more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for each violation.
(d) An act or omission that is inadvertent and that results in incorrect rates being charged to more than one subscriber shall be a single violation for the purpose of this section.
(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 695, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018