Network Adequacy: Using the New NAIC Model Law to Protect Consumers

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December 4, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET


At a time when networks are narrowing and consumers are facing greater out-of-pocket costs, consumers need a basic level of assurance that the plan they are buying has the ability to deliver promised benefits.

In 2015, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) completed work on a comprehensive model law to address health plan network adequacy. This high profile effort could be a jumping off point for legislation and/or regulations on issues including access to in-network providers, surprise medical bills, provider directory improvements, and more in your state. The information on this page will help you make the most of this opportunity. This webinar featured:

  • An overview of the law, including perspectives of NAIC consumer representatives involved in the process
  • Areas where advocates can improve upon the language in the model
  • Legislative approaches and advocacy strategies currently being considered in selected states
  • Resources for advocates
  • Q&A

Tam Ma, Health Access California

Claire McAndrew, Families USA

Stephanie Mohl, American Heart Association

Leni Preston, Maryland Women's Coalition for Healthcare Reform

Cindy Zeldin, Georgians for a Healthy Future

Lynn Quincy, Healthcare Value Hub 


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