Health Insurance Quotes Reform Weekly

Health Insurance Quotes Reform Weekly

CALIFORNIA: The California Department of Insurance (CDI) has announced the release of e-mail notification system that will alert consumers when new individual health insurance rate filings are submitted.  CDI has previously announced that it would begin publicizing rate filings for individual health insurance policies.  Consumers are able to sign up online in the manner used for traditional e-mail updates.  CDI has also developed a consumer website with rate filing information.

NEW JERSEY: Following recent enactment of Governor Chris Christie’s budget, the Democrat-controlled legislature passed supplemental appropriations bills to restore million in funding for state’s uninsured health coverage program, known as FamilyCare, as well as .4 million in aid for women’s health and family planning programs. The FamilyCare restoration, if signed into law, would have allowed adults with income between 134 to 200 percent of the federal poverty level to remain in the program. Despite bipartisan support in the Senate, Governor Christie vetoed the legislation, saying that the state has reset spending to a level that taxpayers can afford. Legislative leadership has indicated they may try to override the governor’s veto. Overriding the governor’s veto would require a two-thirds majority in both houses.

NEW MEXICO: The Public Regulation Commission (PRC) has appointed John G.