Hearing Scheduled for May 6, 2010

In accordance with the authority granted to the Commissioner of Insurance under M.G.L. c. 175, M.G.L. c. 176A, M.G.L. c. 176B, M.G.L. c. 176G and M.G.L. c. 176J, the Division of Insurance ("Division") will hold a public informational hearing regarding limited health networks and any effect they may have on the rising costs of small business health insurance premiums ("Informational Limited Health Network Hearing"). The purpose of the Informational Limited Health Network Hearing is to afford all interested persons an opportunity to provide oral and/or written comments regarding the availability of limited health networks under health maintenance organizations and preferred provider plans and any perceived impediments to creating such networks, or increasing the use of these networks.

The Division will hold the Informational Limited Health Network Hearing at 10:00 a.m. on May 6, 2010, at the Division's offices at 1000 Washington Street, Hearing Room 111, Boston, MA 02118. Any person who wishes to provide oral comment at this Informational Limited Health Network Hearing may submit a Notice of Intent to Comment to the Division on or before 4:00 p.m. on May 4,, 2010. All other persons who wish to comment will be heard subsequent to those who notify the Division in advance. Persons wishing to submit written comments may do so until the record of the hearings is closed. All submissions must be sent to: Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 810, Boston, Massachusetts, 02118, and must refer to Docket Number G2010-06.

April 1, 2010 ___________________________

Joseph G. Murphy
Commissioner of Insurance