• NAIC standard-setting rule questioned

    March 01, 2012

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is being asked to explain the legal reasoning behind its decision to describe itself as a standard-setting organization rather than a trade group.

  • The NAIC on implementation of MLR

    January 17, 2012

    Obama administration officials never improperly interfered with the deliberations regarding standards it recommended for implementing the healthcare reform law, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) said in response to a congressional inquiry.

  • NAIC passes broker compensation resolution

    November 23, 2011

    A deeply divided plenary body of the NAIC passed a contentious resolution backed by health insurers and agents but not consumer groups late Tuesday that urges the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to take whatever immediate actions are available to it to release agents and brokers from medical...

  • NAIC: MLR action deferred

    November 08, 2011

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has delayed until Nov. 22 a vote on a contentious resolution that would have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to unilaterally use its authority to exempt agent health commissions from the medical loss ratio, rather than waiting for Congress to act.

  • Open enrollment causes confusion

    September 22, 2011

    Given the economic environment and looming health care reform, many Americans, both employed and unemployed, are confused about open enrollment and have more issues to take into consideration this fall.

  • Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared

    August 29, 2011

    Tropical Storm Irene's trek up the East Coast caused less damage than many had feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.

  • NAIC cancels summer meeting

    August 25, 2011

    As Hurricane Irene's fury approaches, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners announced Thursday it has decided to cancel its Summer National Meeting in Philadelphia next week.

  • NAIC warns against health care loophole

    August 15, 2011

    New multi-state plans may be held to different standards thanks to ambiguous language in the law, NAIC said.