Webinar: Department of Insurance Tools for Plan Year 2015 Form Filings and Review
With the first open enrollment period coming to an end, states are immediately gearing back up to ensure that consumers again have strong plan options available on the Marketplace for 2015. Insurers will soon be filing forms and rates with state insurance departments, and regulators will be working through those filings to certify products that will be offered on the Marketplace during the next open enrollment period as well as products offered outside the Marketplace. States also will be looking especially closely at issues like network adequacy, which have received much attention in the news in early 2014.
The State Health Reform Assistance Network (State Network), through its team at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, has updated its form review checklists and created a number of new tools to help insurance regulators streamline the form review process. In this webinar, Sally McCarty and David Cusano of Georgetown University Health Policy Institute introduce department of insurance staff to these tools, discuss how to use them, and describe some of the policy and operational considerations that regulators will want to consider during the form review process. Specifically, the webinar walks through the following resources which are available at www.statenetwork.org:
- Network adequacy planning tool
- Individual market form review checklist
- Small group market form review checklist
- Catastrophic plan form review checklist
- Stand-alone dental form review checklist
- Mental health parity checklist
- Essential health benefits issuer filing form
Sally McCarty, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown Health Policy Institute
David Cusano, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown Health Policy Institute
Herb Olson, Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner
SCI and the State Network will also be hosting a corollary webinar, "Rate Development, Filing and Review - A Compilation of Guidance and Expectations for 2015 Rates," on Tuesday, May 6 from 1:00 - 2:00pm ET. For more information and to register, visit here. If you have any questions, please contact the State Coverage Initiatives.