NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Insurance

TIME & DATE: 10:30AM or upon adjournment
             Tuesday, March 30, 1999

PLACE: E1.010

CHAIR: Rep. John T. Smithee

To consider the following:


HB 610            Janek / et al.
Relating to prompt payment of amounts owed to health care providers
under certain health benefit plans.

HB 768            Averitt
Relating to the extension of group life insurance to spouses and

HB 1097            Coleman
Relating to application requirements for participation in the Texas
Health Insurance Risk Pool.

HB 1194            Turner, Bob / et al.
Relating to the operation of a statewide rural health care system.

HB 1211            Averitt
Relating to health maintenance organization plans for small employers.

HB 1212            Averitt
Relating to catastrophic care and basic coverage benefit plans for
large employers.

HB 1217            Moreno, Joe
Relating to enrollment periods for employer health benefit plans.

HB 1354            Hartnett
Relating to requiring notice of certain appeal rights to a person
insured or applying for medical liability insurance provided
through a joint underwriting association.

HB 1431            Averitt
Relating to payment of an administering insurer or third party
administrator by the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool.

HB 1650            Coleman
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain injuries that
are self-inflicted by a minor.

HB 1750            Van de Putte
Relating to certain mental health services provided under a health
benefit plan.

HB 1924            Averitt
Relating to health insurance provided through the Texas Health
Insurance Risk Pool.

HB 1928            Maxey / et al.
Relating to limitations on disclosure of certain patient health
care information; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 1986            Lewis, Ron
Relating to accessibility of certain services to a person enrolled
in a health maintenance organization.

HB 2061            Averitt / et al.
Relating to insurance coverage for off-label uses of federal Food
and Drug Administration approved drugs.

HB 2340            Wise
Relating to provision of dental insurance benefits through a
preferred provider benefit plan.

HB 2418            Naishtat
Relating to the creation of a consumer assistance ombudsman program
for health insurance consumers.

HB 2529            Van de Putte / et al.
Relating to the administration of pharmacy benefits under certain
health benefit plans.

HB 2748            Smithee
Relating to coverage for certain care for children provided through
a health maintenance organization.

HB 2883            Bailey
Relating to contracts between certain health care providers and
certain health benefit plans.

HB 2969            Averitt
Relating to small and large employer health plan certification,
discontinuance, and dependent participation requirements.

HB 3016            Smithee
Relating to health care utilization review agents.

HB 3019            Smithee
Relating to the delegation of certain functions by health
maintenance organizations.

HB 3020            Smithee
Relating to the withdrawal from operations by a health maintenance

HB 3021            Smithee
Relating to a health maintenance organization's complaint and
appeals procedures.

HB 3023            Smithee
Relating to a minimum net worth requirement for health maintenance

HB 3039            Smithee
Relating to the regulation of physician collective negotiation.

HB 3096            Burnam
Relating to exclusions and limitations applied under certain health
benefit plans.

HB 3097            Burnam
Relating to parity in benefits.