DAR File No. 43474

This notice was published in the February 1, 2019, issue (Vol. 2019, No. 3) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Insurance, Administration

Rule R590-269

Individual Open Enrollment Period

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 43474
Filed: 01/11/2019 11:02:26 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Subsection 31A-30-117(1)(c) requires the Insurance Commissioner to adopt a rule to establish one statewide open enrollment period for the individual insurance market that is not part of the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The Insurance Department has received no written comments regarding this rule during the past five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule must be continued because it authorizes an open enrollment period for Utahns who do not get insurance through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace to purchase insurance on the individual market with guaranteed issue of health insurance. Without this rule, Utahns who have a qualifying life event (lose a job, adopt a child, etc.) would need to pass a health examination before re-purchasing insurance. This could lead to those individuals having their coverage denied due to preexisting conditions.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at sgooch@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Steve Gooch, Information Specialist

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2019/b20190201.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at sgooch@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.