23.Every health maintenance organization subject to this act shall pay to the commissioner the following fees:
a.for filing an application for a certificate of authority or amendment thereto, $100.00;
b.for filing each annual report, $10.00; and
c.for the purpose of supporting the activities of the Department of Banking and Insurance associated with the regulation of health maintenance organizations, $1.50 per life per year, with payment being made annually no later than July 15 for the preceding calendar year. Payments made by a health maintenance organization pursuant to this act shall not in any way reduce payments that may be owed by a health maintenance organization pursuant to P.L.1995, c.156 (C.17:1C-19 et seq.) and subsequent amendments thereto. No such payment shall be required for any per life per year that is funded through the Medicaid program established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.) or the NJ FamilyCare Program established pursuant to P.L.2005, c.156 (C.30:4J-8 et al.).
In accordance with the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations directing that additional fees be paid.
From fees collected under the provisions of subsection c. of this section, the Legislature shall in each fiscal year appropriate to the community health law project the sum of $100,000 to fund a grant in support of a program to provide any senior citizen resident of this State who is covered as an enrollee in or beneficiary of a health plan administered by a health maintenance organization with information concerning the person's rights under the program and assistance with the procedures for receiving the benefits to which the person is entitled under the program.
L.1973, c.337, s.23; amended 2002, c.34, s.18; 2012, c.17, s.277.