Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Medicare Supplement Insurance
On October 16, 2015, the Department published a Notice of Rulemaking in the Arizona Register, (21 A.A.R. 2401, October 16, 2015). The rulemaking proposes to amend Article 11 – Medicare Supplement Insurance, AAC R20-6-1101, to update the incorporation by reference of the NAIC Model Regulation to Implement the NAIC Medicare Supplement Insurance Minimum Standards Model Act which includes the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (Model Regulation). Currently, AAC R20-6-1101 incorporates the Model Regulation published in 2008. The amended rule will incorporate the Model Regulation published in January, 2015, which corrects some deficiencies of the 2008 version. The proposed rulemaking also amends Section 3(A)(2) of the Model Regulation to specify that the Model Regulation applies to “All certificates issued under group Medicare supplement policies, which certificates have been delivered or issued for delivery in this state including association plans.”
Anyone who wishes to request an oral proceeding on the proposed changes to AAC R20-6-1101 should contact Mary Kosinski at [email protected] or (602) 364-3471.