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NAIC to Require Private Flood Data

Reactions (07/25/17) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) will for the first time begin requiring private insurers to include flood data in their annual financial filings. The NAIC says that insurers will have to include...

State Insurance Commissioners Back NFIP Reauthorization

Business Insurance (07/25/17) Gonzalez, Gloria The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has urged Congress to immediately reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NAIC CEO Mike Consedine said, “The NFIP...

Senate Votes Down Broad ACA Repeal

The New York Times (07/26/17) P. A1 Kaplan, Thomas; Pear, Robert On July 25, the U.S. Senate voted narrowly to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but hours later, GOP leaders encountered a hurdle...

Many Mississippians See Midyear Insurance Cost Dip

Commercial Dispatch (Miss.) (07/24/17) Holloway, Alex Customers of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi may have noticed reduced health insurance premiums in recent weeks. Mississippi Insurance Department Commissioner Mike Chaney says the...

5 Ways White House Can Use Its Muscle to Undercut the ACA

Kaiser Health News (07/24/17) Luthra, Shefali Reports from Standard & Poor’s, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Kaiser Family Foundation all indicate that Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges are stabilizing. However, the Trump...

Public Meeting Held at MSUB to Discuss Healthcare Plans

KULR-8 TV (07/25/17) Leet, Amy During a public meeting at the Montana State University, Billings, campus, Blue Cross Blue Shield, PacificSource Health Plans, and Montana Health Co-Op were on hand to explain the reasons behind health insurance...

New Mexico Survey Highlights Surprise Medical Billing

Associated Press (07/24/17) Lee, Morgan The New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) said in the preliminary results of its ongoing, statewide survey that 31 percent of medical patients in the state have received large surprise...

Big Data, Cybersecurity, Health Care Topping Industry Issues at NAIC Summer Meeting

BestWire (07/25/17) Harman, Thomas The leading topics at the Aug. 4-9 National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Summer National Meeting in Philadelphia will be how to regulate the review of complex models used in setting...

Healthcare’s Pros, Cons Debated by California Political Figures

KABC-TV (07/24/17) Alpert, Adrienne California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and state Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte recently discussed the pros and cons of universal healthcare on ABC7’s Eyewitness Newsmakers. Despite the...

Here and Everywhere, Uncertainty Over ACA Leaves 2018 Rates in Limbo

WMFE.org (07/24/17) Appleby, Julie California’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange expects to finalize negotiations with insurers and announce 2018 premiums for its 1.4 million customers by mid-August, roughly a month later than usual....