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An Update from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner

State of Reform (05/24/17) Walsh, Kylie The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) recently hosted the Commissioner’s Health Policy Roundtable. The OIC provided a review of its 2017 legislative agenda, an introduction...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KC Is Pulling Out of ACA Exchange in 2018

Kansas City Star (05/24/17) Marso, Andy Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City announced on May 24 that it will exit the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange next year, impacting about 67,000 Blue KC customers in 30 counties in western Missouri,...

GOP Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, CBO Says

The New York Times (05/25/17) P. A1 Pear, Robert; Abelson, Reed; Kaplan, Thomas On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that the bill passed by the U.S. House to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would leave 14 million...

Insurers OK’d to Submit Multiple Rates in Arkansas

ArkansasOnline (05/25/17) Davis, Andy To safeguard themselves against a possible reduction in federal cost-sharing reduction subsidies (CSRs), three companies offering plans on Arkansas’ health insurance exchange will be able to submit...

Insurance Department to Arm Seniors with Free Fraud Fighting Tools

Oklahoman (05/25/17) Wheatley, Michaela Marx The Oklahoma Insurance Department is planning a series of Senior Fraud Conferences across the state this summer. Between June 1 and July 26, the department will offer seminars in Pauls Valley, Altus,...

Governor, Insurance Commissioner React to the Congressional Budget Office’s New Score of the American Health Care Act

Pennsylvania Department of Insurance (05/24/17) Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) new score of the American Health Care Act: “Today, the [CBO]...

Commissioner Talks About the Importance of Fighting Insurance Fraud

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (05/23/17) New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) Commissioner Richard J. Badolato emphasized the high cost of insurance fraud to New Jerseyans and the importance of fighting it during...

New Captive Insurance Legislation Deepens Tennessee’s Commitment to Industry

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (05/24/17) Captive insurance legislation signed on May 12 is expected to maintain and further enhance Tennessee’s place amongst the most attractive states to locate a captive insurance company....

CBO Analysis: AHCA Leaves 23 Million Without Coverage

California Department of Insurance (05/24/17) California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement following the release of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) updated analysis of the American Health Care Act...

Representative: NFIP Reauthorization Bill Could be Introduced in Sections This Week

BestWire (05/24/17) Harman, Thomas U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Financial Services’ housing and insurance subcommittee, said at the Networks Financial Institute’s 13th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit...