Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Guidance Clarifying May 2 Commissioner's Memo as it Relates to President Obama’s Executive Order On November 14, 2013, President Obama made an announcement allowing Insurance Commissioners the flexibility to extend non-grandfathered health insurance policies through October 2015.  This order is in response to the health insurance cancellations occurring throughout the nation....
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Iowa Insurance Division (the “Division”) is responsible for, amongst other things, the regulation and supervision of the business of health insurance in Iowa.  The Division is seeking proposals from qualified service providers for professional consultant services to develop and execute, in cooperation with the Division, a statewide Outreach Campaign, conducted by one or more...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Iowa Specific Numbers Reported from HHS Release of Enrollment Numbers Secretary Sebelius media conference provides insight into state and national activity   DES MOINES – This afternoon, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius conducted a media conference call and provided the first official report of enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace for the...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Iowa Insurance Division (the Division) is responsible for (among other things) the regulation and supervision of the business of health insurance in Iowa.  The Division is seeking proposals from qualified service providers for professional consultant services to issue a statewide television and radio public service advertisement campaign regarding how to access affordable health...
Monday, October 28, 2013
  Healthcare Reform in 2014 Adds New Coverage Options for Family Businesses and Farms             Under changes coming in Healthcare Reform for 2014, owner operators of family businesses and farms may have new options for purchasing affordable healthcare coverage. Under the new laws Iowa farmers and other owner operators may shop on the Federal Health...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
IOWA INSURANCE DIVISION NOTICE TO IOWA DENTAL INSURANCE PROVIDERS The Iowa Dental Association recently appealed a decision of the Iowa Insurance Commissioner concerning his interpretation of Iowa Code section 514C.3B (2011).  Section 514C.3B addresses fees for dental services provided under dental plans in force in Iowa. The Commissioner’s interpretation was the product of a...
Friday, October 4, 2013
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Open Letter on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart   The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will transform health care and health care insurance nationwide. Significant changes under PPACA include: the elimination of any consideration of a pre-existing condition for acceptance of an application for coverage, the...
Monday, September 30, 2013
  UNDERSTANDING THE EXCHANGE What You Need to Know Before You Enroll On October 1, open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplace will begin. The marketplace, or exchange, is an important part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), designed to simplify the process of shopping for and buying health insurance and applying for assistance. The National Association of Insurance...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
SCAMMERS MAY TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HEALTH REFORM CONFUSION Insurance Commissioner Warns Consumers to Be On Alert Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers’ uncertainty surrounding the law. Posing as insurance agents or representatives of the federal government, these scam artists...