Colorado Health Insurance Aetna

The General Assembly in Colorado health insurance recently adjourned a 2010 session that was focused heavily on health care issues. Outgoing Governor Bill Ritter succeeded in his goal of leaving a health care reform legacy with the passage of unisex rating in the individual market, a plain language requirement for insurance forms and contracts, an all-payer database and the creation of a task force to develop standard coding and edits for claims. Although the oral chemotherapy mandate passed, the industry was successful in helping to defeat a bill that would have prohibited carriers from setting rates for non-covered services and one making the wrongful denial of a claim an unfair claim practice. Aetna took a lead role in reaching a compromise on a bill that would have prohibited subrogation.

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