Changes composition of Public Health Council to include members from public health schools, providers, and health advocates.
Division of Insurance Health Access Bureau
Creates a new Health Care Access Bureau within the Division of Insurance with responsibility for oversight of the small group and individual health insurance market and affordable health plans, funded by a $600,000 annual assessment on insurance carriers.
Establishes a database within the Health Care Access Bureau to track insurance coverage for purposes of complying with the individual mandate. All insurers must report monthly coverage to the Bureau for this database and the information will be shared with DOR.