Consumers in Massachusetts may go to HealthCare.gov to view easy-to-access, consumer-friendly disclosure information explaining proposed increases that are 10 percent or higher than last year’s rates. Consumers will see a summary of the key factors driving rate increases and an explanation provided by insurance companies for why the proposed increase is needed.
If you would like to submit a comment on a proposed rate increase, please send an email to HCAB.email@example.com.
The Insurance Market Reform Work Group, co-chaired by the Health Connector and the Division of Insurance, is hosting a series of open meetings to solicit feedback on a range of topics.
January 24, 2013, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
May 31, 2012, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
October 6, 2011, 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
- September 15, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- July 28, 2011, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- July 11, 2011, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- June 16, 2011 10:00AM - 11:00PM
- May 5, 2011, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
- Responding directly to concerns raised by the small business community, Governor Deval Patrick directed the Division of Insurance to investigate potential solutions to escalating premiums. The Division will hold hearings to examine small business premium increases, focusing specifically on work insurers are currently doing to reduce costs and future steps that may be necessary to eliminate the substantial increases impacting the small-group market. Click here to see hearing schedules and other related announcements.
- Created as part of the health care reform legislation of 2006, the Health Care Access Bureau is responsible for regulatory oversight of the small group and individual health insurance markets, and of affordable health plans. The Bureau disseminates information to consumers relative to health insurance coverage and, specifically, access to affordable insurance products. In this section, you will find:
- Lists of Individual and Group Health Plans along with contact information;
- Reports on Health Insurance Industry and Products
- Read about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 and how it affects Massachusetts' own health insurance laws.
- Learn more about the requirements of the new Massachusetts Health Care Reform law and where you can obtain coverage. Special tips are included for Seniors, young adults and residents with low incomes.