NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING TO MONITOR THE
OVERALL CONDITION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MARKET FOR MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE
Docket No. G2014-01
Hearing on June 13, 2014
In accordance with the authority granted under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter (“Chapter”) 176K, and pursuant to 211 CMR 71.23(1), the Commissioner of Insurance (“Commissioner”) will conduct a public hearing concerning the overall condition of the Massachusetts market for Medicare Supplement insurance on June 13, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, 1st Floor, Boston MA 02118-6200.
The Commissioner, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 176K, § 7(j), annually conducts a public hearing to monitor the overall condition of the Massachusetts market for Medicare Supplement insurance so as to improve access by individuals to coverage under Chapter 176K, to encourage aggregation of risk pools through product selection and to promote long-term access by individuals to coverage through continued stability and financial viability of all carriers in the market. This annual hearing affords all interested persons an opportunity to provide oral and written comments relating to these matters. The Division welcomes all comments concerning the impact of Chapter 176K on the market for these products since 1994, as well as the anticipated effects during the coming year.
Any person who wishes to present an oral or written comment at the hearing is requested to submit a Notice of Intent to Comment no later than June 10, 2014. All others will be heard after those who notify the Division in advance. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing. All notices and submissions must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 810, Boston MA 02118-6200, and must refer to Docket No. G2014-01.
Dated: May 12, 2014
Joseph G. Murphy
Commissioner of Insurance