NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DOCKET NO. G2013-14

Proposed Amendments to 211 CMR 71.00 –

Medicare Supplement Insurance and Evidences of Coverage Issued Pursuant to a Risk or Cost Contract -- To Facilitate the Implementation of M.G.L. C. 176K and Section 1882 of the Federal Social Security Act

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 Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30A and the authority granted to the Commissioner of Insurance under M.G.L. c. 176K §4, a hearing will be held at the offices of the Division of Insurance (“Division”), 1000 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts  02118-6200 on December 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  The purpose of this hearing is to afford all interested persons an opportunity to provide oral and/or written comment regarding the proposed amendments to 211 CMR 71.00, Medicare Supplement Insurance and Evidences of Coverage Issued Pursuant to a Risk or Cost Contract – To Facilitate the Implementation of M.G.L. C. 176K and Section 1882 of the Federal Social Security Act.

The proposed amendments to 211 CMR 71.00 pdf format of 211-71-redlined.pdf
file size 1MB would implement the reasonable standardization and simplification of the terms, benefits, organization and format of Medicare Supplement insurance policies.  In addition, the proposed amendments to 211 CMR 71.00 would provide for the offering of Medicare Select plans. 

 The proceedings concerning the promulgation of amendments to 211 CMR 71.00 shall be designated as Docket No. G2013-14.  Any person who wishes to provide oral comment concerning this regulation must file a Notice of Intent to Comment with the Docket Clerk no later than 4:00PM on December 23, 2013.  Persons wishing to submit written comments may do so until the record of the hearing is closed at 5:00PM on December 30, 2013.  All submissions must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 810, Boston, MA  02118-6200, or by electronic mail to doidocket.mailbox@state.ma.us and must refer to Docket No. G2013-14 in the subject line.  Persons who do not file a Notice of Intent to Comment will be heard after those who notify the Division in advance of the hearing. 

 A copy of the regulation with proposed amendments is available from the Division and also is posted on its website at: www.mass.gov/doi.   

 

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                                                                                    Joseph G. Murphy

                                                                                    Commissioner of Insurance

 

Dated:  November 22, 2013