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U.S. Treasury Previews Upcoming Report on FinTech Reforms

Reuters (06/21/18) McCrank, John The U.S. Treasury Department will release in the coming weeks its long-awaited report on financial technology and how to modernize state and federal regulation to promote innovation in financial services. Craig...

Highmark Prepares to Roll Out Health Plans with Fewer Benefits and Lower Cost

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (06/21/18) Mamula, Kris B. Pittsburgh-based Highmark indicates that it could offer new individual and small group alternative policies to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for sale as soon as September, when U.S. Department...

Premiums Could Edge Up an Average of 5 Percent for Indiana’s ACA Plans

Indianapolis Business Journal (06/21/18) Russell, John On June 21, the Indiana Department of Insurance posted on its website health insurers’ rate requests for 2019 plans for the Affordable Care Act marketplace, revealing that residents...

Insurance Commissioner Working on Rule for Short-Term Medical Plans

State of Reform (06/21/18) Walsh, Kylie The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) released a stakeholder draft of its proposed rule on short-term limited duration medical plans earlier this month in response to anticipated...

6/22/18 – NAIC Hosts 3rd Annual Insurance Summit in Kansas City

Insurers to Expand Presence in Affordable Care Act Marketplaces Despite Uncertainty

Wall Street Journal (06/21/18) Matthews, Anna Wilde Insurers are expanding their presence in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces next year amid rising legal uncertainty surrounding the healthcare law. Larger insurers are joining or re-entering...

Citizens Holds Off on Raising Property Insurance Rates

Orlando Sentinel (06/20/18) Dunkelberger, Lloyd Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors voted unanimously on June 20 to delay any decision on 2019 rate increases until Dec. 12. The board wants additional time to assess...

Iowa’s ACA Plans Stabilize for 2019

Washington Examiner (06/20/18) Leonard, Kimberly Health insurance companies Medica and Wellmark have filed paperwork to sell Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans in all 99 of Iowa’s counties. The state’s health insurance division says...

Iowa’s ACA Plans Stabilize for 2019

Washington Examiner (06/20/18) Leonard, Kimberly Health insurance companies Medica and Wellmark have filed paperwork to sell Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans in all 99 of Iowa’s counties. The state’s health insurance division says...

Commissioner: President’s Association Health Plan Rule Could Destabilize Insurance Markets

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (06/20/18) Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s recent action: “Association health...