|(a) If an HMO issues identification (ID) cards to enrollees,
the HMO must issue the ID cards within 30 calendar days of receiving
notice of the enrollee's selection of a primary care physician. The
enrollee ID card will include, at a minimum, all necessary information
to allow an enrollee to access all services under the certificate
or evidence of coverage that require presentation of the card.
(b) All ID cards an HMO issues must comply with the
requirements of Insurance Code §843.209 (concerning Identification
Card) and §1693.002 (concerning Identification Card and Required
Information) and §21.2820 of this title (relating to Identification
(c) If an evidence of coverage provides benefits for
prescription drugs, an HMO must issue an ID card in compliance with
Insurance Code §1369.153 (concerning Information Required on
Identification Card) and §4151.152 (concerning Identification
Cards) and §§21.3002 - 21.3004 of this title (relating to
Definitions; Pharmacy Identification Cards, Standard Identification
Cards, and Issuance of Standard Identification Cards).
(d) All ID cards issued by an HMO must comply with
the requirements of Business and Commerce Code §501.001 (concerning
Certain Uses of Social Security Number Prohibited) and §501.002
(concerning Certain Uses of Social Security Number Prohibited; Remedies),
which restrict the display of social security numbers on ID cards.
(e) An ID card or other similar document issued by
a qualified health plan issuer to an enrollee of a qualified health
plan purchased through an exchange must display on the card or document
in a location of the issuer's choice the acronym "QHP."