CHAPTER 179

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 138

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE USE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON INSURANCE CARDS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend Chapter 33, Title 18, Delaware Code by adding thereto the following:

Ҥ3352. Use of social security numbers on insurance cards

(a) As used in this section, ‘insurance card’ means a card that a person or entity provides to an individual so that the individual may present the card to establish the eligibility of the individual or his or her dependents to receive health, dental, optical, or accident insurance benefits, prescription drug benefits, or benefits under a managed care plan or a plan provided by a health maintenance organization, a health services plan corporation, or a similar entity.

(b) No person or entity which provides an insurance card shall use an individual’s social security number as the identification number on that insurance card.”

Section 2. Amend Subchapter III, Chapter 35, Title 18, Delaware Code by inserting therein the following:

Ҥ3568. Use of social security numbers on insurance cards

(a) As used in this section, ‘insurance card’ means a card that a person or entity provides to an individual so that the individual may present the card to establish the eligibility of the individual or his or her dependents to receive health, dental, optical, or accident insurance benefits, prescription drug benefits, or benefits under a managed care plan or a plan provided by a health maintenance organization, a health services plan corporation, or a similar entity.

(b) No person or entity which provides an insurance card shall use an individual’s social security number as the identification number on that insurance card.”

Section 3. An insurance card issued to an individual before the effective date of this Act which does not comply with the provisions of this Act shall be replaced with a card which does comply with the provisions of this Act within one year of this Act’s enactment into law.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect 6 months after its enactment into law.

Approved July 12, 2005