Published on: Friday, January 17, 2014

Opinion: Commissioner: ‘Make Health Insurance Companies Justify Their Rates’

CityWatch (01/17/14) Jenkins, Rosemary

A new bill calls for giving the California Insurance Commissioner the authority to set and enforce guidelines for companies that insure vehicles, homes, and businesses. In its current form, however, the statute backed by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will not apply to health packages of larger employers, which was done to ease concerns of unions about a potential backlash to the legislation. If passed in November of this year, the bill’s opponents could propose challenges to slow down or halt its implementation, as well as hinder the process for new Obamacare applicants, whose next enrollment deadline is October 15, 2014.

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