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Proposed 2016 Affordable Care Act Rate Filings
The Insurance Department is currently working through the rate review process in preparation for open enrollment this fall. Commissioner Miller promises that proposed rates and their implications for consumers will be considered with the utmost care. While the process is still on-going, the department invites you to:
Families Should Discuss Life Insurance
Commissioner Miller recently announced that Pennsylvania, as a lead state in the multi-state examinations of business practices in the life insurance industry, recovered more than $70 million that had not been paid to nearly 4,300 beneficiaries on life insurance policies in just the first six months of 2015.
While settlement agreements with most major insurance companies providing life insurance should reduce the chances of insurers not properly searching for and paying beneficiaries in the future, Commissioner Miller still urges families to discuss life insurance issues. Talking about what will happen after a loved one dies is never easy, but the Commissioner encourages parents to let spouses, children, siblings, and other beneficiaries know about their life insurance policies to make sure policyholders' wishes are followed and beneficiaries get the benefits they are due.
Mental Health Parity Coverage
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a federal law that requires the same health insurance coverage for mental health and/or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) conditions as patients would receive for coverage of medical/surgical (M/S) services. For more information on the law and how it applies to you or your family, check out our FAQs.
If you have questions about how a budget impasse will affect operations, please see FAQ's here: http://www.pa.gov/PAbudgetFAQs