The Division would like to notify interested stakeholders that the Commissioner of Insurance has adopted the following emergency regulation:
In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency crisis, the purpose of this emergency regulation is to require carriers to provide covered persons with treatment related to COVID-19. Pursuant to Executive Orders D 2020-009 and 2020-027, this emergency regulation also ensures that out-of-network providers rendering emergency services for emergency medical conditions, including but not limited to COVID-19, are appropriately compensated pursuant to § 10-16-704(5.5), C.R.S., without delay.
The Division of Insurance finds, pursuant to § 24-4-103(6)(a), C.R.S., that immediate adoption of this regulation is imperatively necessary for the preservation of public health, safety, or welfare as allowing individuals safe access to healthcare services and ensuring facilities have adequate resources and availability to treat COVID-19 patients is imperative to preserve the health of the citizens of Colorado. Therefore, compliance with the requirements of § 24-4-103, C.R.S., would be contrary to the public interest.
This emergency regulation, and other Division emergency regulations, can be found on the Divisions website via the following link.
Additional information on insurance and the COVID-19 public health emergency can be found on the Division website vial the following link.