On July 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new website, HealthCare.gov , to provide consumers with information on their rights and benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In advance of a June 18 deadline for comments, top hospital groups expressed strong opposition to proposed payment cuts issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Effective August 31, 2010, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner ("OHIC") will impose a readability requirement for all health insurance policies to be readable at the eighth grade level measured by the Flesch-Kincade formula.
The Association of British Insurers (the ABI) has recently published a consultation paper on its statement of best practice for critical illness cover.
In July 2010, some of the first money allocated by the new health care reform law will start flowing to states that have elected to participate in the federal temporary high-risk insurance pool program.
In the days after the January earthquake in Haiti, some staggering numbers were reported in the media.
On April 26, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "NYID") proposed a circular letter to provide additional guidance to insurers on the impact of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the "Act").
The New York Insurance Department has issued a proposed regulation that would prohibit life and health insurers from issuing policies that contain discretionary clauses (the "Proposed Regulation").
On April 9, 2010, Iowa's governor Chet Culver signed measures (Senate File 2201) designed to create greater transparency and disclosure of health insurance premiums, and to expand the rights of consumers prior to any rate increases by insurance companies.
As we previously reported here, the Senate voted to end floor debate on a bill that includes reinstating the National Flood Insurance Program ("NFIP") on Monday, April 12, 2010.