8/26/14 - NAIC-CMS Coordination Continues
Monica Lindeen, NAIC President-Elect and Montana Insurance Commissioner

Today’s meeting with Administrator Tavenner was an opportunity to advance our dialogue with the administration on a number of critical issues including network adequacy, essential health benefits for 2016 and effective oversight of the activities of Navigators and assisters.  State regulators are committed to coordination with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) to ensure that health reform implementation grants states necessary flexibility to protect consumers and safeguard stable and competitive insurance markets.