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...
Friday, September 20, 2013
IID releases expanded sample rate information for plans on the marketplace Rates by three specific ages for participating plans in each rating regions illustrate differences SEPTEMBER 20, 2013, DES MOINES, IOWA– The Iowa Insurance Division today released new comparative data information ahead of the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace rollout on Oct. 1, and is designed to demonstrate...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Sufficient funds are not available to meet the liabilities of the Second Injury Fund. Therefore, an assessment will be imposed upon insurers and self-insured employers in the State of Iowa.  The assessment is $5.8M.  Notices were e-mailed from this office on September 17, 2013.  The assessment amount is due by October 16, 2013.
Monday, September 16, 2013
IID Kickoff Event for Outreach and Education on Health Exchange Saturday The Iowa Insurance Division announces the initial event of at least twenty community events scheduled across the state on the topic of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Topics will include an explanation of the Marketplace, otherwise known as the Exchange, how it works, how it can be accessed, and how to proceed in...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Health Care Exchange Participating Insurers Confirm Their Commitment All companies that submitted qualified health plan applications signed contracts with HHS, and Iowa health insurance costs will continue to compare favorably to most other state marketplaces. September 12, 2013, DES MOINES, IOWA – Each of the insurers who filed Qualified Health Plan applications for review by the Iowa...
Monday, September 9, 2013
  Insurance Division Announces Program to Enhance Outreach for Health Care Open Enrollment Feds okay educational and awareness campaign planned for this year and early 2014 SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 DES MOINES, IOWA – The Iowa Insurance Division (IID) received permission from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to embark on an approved outreach effort designed to assist...
Monday, September 9, 2013
Insurance Commissioner Announces “Iowa Fraud Fighters” Public Education Program to Assist Iowans Prevent and Report Investment Fraud Kicks Off in Cedar Falls on Sept. 24   Des Moines, IA – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced today that the Iowa Insurance Division (IID) has launched a statewide public education program dubbed  “Iowa Fraud...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Insurance Commissioner Issues Conditional Approval of Athene Purchase of Aviva August 15, 2013, DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart today approved the acquisition of Aviva Life and Annuity Company and subsidiaries (ALAC) by Athene/Apollo, subject to conditions. A hearing regarding the form filing for the proposed sale was held on July 17, with Commissioner Gerhart...
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Iowa Insurance Division Completes Its Review and Approval of Filings for Health Insurance Plans to be Offered on Its Health Insurance Marketplace. Subject to Federal Final Review for October 1 Beginning of Open Enrollment Period The Iowa Insurance Division (IID) late yesterday completed its review of the health insurance plans that were submitted for use on the Iowa Health Insurance...
Monday, July 1, 2013
  Six Health Insurers Apply To Offer Health Care Coverage On Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace Open enrollments scheduled to begin October 1. DES MOINES, IOWA, July 1, 2013- Iowa’s filing deadline for participation in Iowa’s health insurance marketplace as provided for in the Affordable Care Act closed last night. In all, six companies have elected to apply to offer health...