Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Requests Expected Health Insurance Rates

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) today sent a letter to Arkansas Department of Insurance (ADI) Commissioner Jay Bradford requesting information on the health insurance rates Arkansans can expect to find on Healthcare.gov when open enrollment begins November 15, 2014.  It was publicly reported earlier this year that the ADI would release the expected rates for health plans available on Healthcare.gov for coverage starting in 2015 on September 10, 2014.  However, these rates have yet to be released.  The letter says, in part:

“Thanks to your actions last year regarding private market plan renewals, a large number of Arkansans are only now receiving cancellation notices for their plans and will thus be navigating Healthcare.gov for the first time this November.  Therefore, it is vital they have the information necessary to evaluate which exchange plan best meets their needs and complete their purchase in time to receive health care coverage on January 1, 2015.”

The letter goes on to express concern that the problems associated with last year’s rollout of Healthcare.gov may not be resolved and requests the department release this year’s rates, along with rate data detailed by insurer, rate area, age, and premium.

The full text of the letter can be found here.

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