With Medicaid Expansion now in the rear-view mirror, we will turn our attention to the other issues on our agenda for this session:
Working with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on a 1332 Waiver that would create a risk pool for individual business sold through the Health Insurance marketplace (and potentially the small group market as well), following the lead of 19 other states that have already adopted this strategy to keep pricing in those two crucial insurance markets stable for the long-term.
Adopting legislation that would require compensation disclosure for agents, brokers, consultants and other service providers working with local governmental entities that offer health benefits for their employees in North Carolina
Helping efforts to lower the size of employers who could purchase level funded plans (SB297). Legislation has been introduced that would lower the threshold to employers with five or more employees, but we have expressed the need to include continuation protections. We are feeling good about this issue.
Pushing efforts to License Navigator operating in North Carolina
Supporting efforts to protect consumers from Medical Debt and Promote Transparency in Medical Billing (HB367 - Medical Debt De-Weaponization Act (HB1074) and Medical Billing Transparency (SB47)
We continue to watch the debate over the Blue Cross corporate change legislation as well. Personally there seems to be little real impact on the market and consumers so will likely pass, but understand the need to continue to aware of the issues.
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