State insurance regulators want to keep a tool it uses to identify health insurers with poor control over growth from making new health insurers look bad.

The Capital Adequacy Task Force, an arm of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, is asking for comments on a proposed change to the health risk-based capital reporting blanks.

Regulators use RBC levels to estimate whether insurers have enough capital to support the business they have written. The proposed health RBC blank change would affect calculations that show whether RBC seems to be growing quickly enough to support growth in the amount of business written.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.