Washington state has already started posting information about individual and small group rate change requests, and Wisconsin is giving insurers advice about how to comply with its new rate change disclosure requirements.
Washington state started posting health insurance rate requests for individual policies and plans for employers with 1 to 50 employees this month, officials say.
Washington state insurance regulators are providing the complete filings along with a summary of each filing.
Regulators also are posting some rate requests that were filed before July 1 by carriers that agreed voluntarily to make their filings public ahead of schedule. Those carriers include Asuris Northwest Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Regence BlueShield, officials say.
The department hopes to create a mechanism that members of the public can use to post comments on rate filings this fall.
The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) requires states to start health insurance rate disclosure and review programs or else let federal regulators handle rate disclosure and review efforts for their market.
Mike Kreidler, the Washington state insurance commissioner, proposed the bill that created the rules for his state’s new disclosure system.