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09NR07 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update

March 17, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, The United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce passed legislation that would make it illegal for insurance providers to exploit what is known as the “source of injury exclusion” loophole; reports the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.

On that day the committee chaired by US Representative Henry Waxman considered 10 bills that had passed the House with bipartisan support in the 110th Congress. Under a motion those bills were ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

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08NR18 – MRF News Release – HR 6908 Scheduled for a Vote

September 22, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08NR18 – MRF News Release – HR 6908 Scheduled for a Vote 

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that HR 6908 is scheduled to be voted on by the US House of Representatives Tuesday, September 23rd. According to HR 6809, if an insurance provider wants to be able to put limitations on payment for an injury from a specific source they must meet the following requirements.

  + “Make such limitations and restrictions explicit and clear; ”
  + “If part of a group plan, must be disclosed to plan sponsor in advance of the point of sale of plan;”
  + “The plan sponsor and issuer of health insurance coverage provide a description that is easily understandable to the participant prior to enrollment.”

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08LR18 – MRF Leaders Report – September

September 19, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08LR18 – MRF Leaders Report – September 

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce today passed legislation that would make it illegal for insurance providers to exploit what is known as the “source of injury exclusion” loophole, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports.

Under current law, insurance providers can refuse to pay for treatment of an injury based solely on the source of the injury, with no prior notice of denial of benefits for that source of injury simply by pointing to the “source of injury” law that exists today.

Some sources of injury that can be used as a reason by insurance providers to refuse payment of medical bills are motorcycling, snow skiing, ATVs and horse back riding.

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08NR17 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update

September 16, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08NR17 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update 

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is pleased to report that HR 1076 will be marked up by the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce tomorrow September 17th at 10 AM. The legislation to close the loophole that allows insurance companies to refuse payment for an injury that happens on a
motorcycle will be marked up in open session along with ten other bills in the Rayburn House Office Building.

HR 1076 is expected to pass favorably, however anything can happen in a markup. In order to ensure swift clean passage we are asking you to contact your Member of Congress IF they are a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. That list follows.

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Is your moped a motorcycle?

July 24, 2008 by · Comments Off on Is your moped a motorcycle? 

WASHINGTON – Is that a moped or motorcycle you’re riding?

That might seem like a silly question, except in Virginia a new law blurs the distinction.

If you go more than 35 mph on a moped or scooter, it’s now considered a motorcycle.

That means you’ll have to have a motorcycle license, insurance and additional certification.

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