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Iowa Health Insurance Medical Loss Ratio

State Iowa Health Insurance Commissioner Susan Voss has submitted a letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting a waiver from the federal medical loss ratio (MLR) requirement for her state‚Äôs individual health insurance market. The letter expresses concern that the 80 percent MLR requirement established by the PPACA may disrupt the […]

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Iowa Health Insurance Health Care Bill

Insurance Commissioner Susan Voss held a meeting with Iowa health insurance industry representatives on May 7 to discuss the implementation of a health care cost bill. Specifically,certain provisions require the Iowa Insurance Division to 1) hold a public hearing regarding any proposed rate increases that exceed national health care spending […]

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Iowa Health Insurance Rates Increase for 80,000

Blue Cross Blue Shield Iowa health insurance rates are increasing an average of eighteen percent for 80,000 members in the state. These changes are scheduled to take effect April 1, 2010. Iowa health insurance members will see a variety of increases ranging from 10 to 25 percent. This premium adjustment […]

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Iowa Health Insurance Iowa Care Changes Add Costs

The state Iowa health insurance program, Iowa Care can only be used at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City or at Broadlawns Medical Center in Polk County. The program allows for poor adults who don’t qualify for Medicaid to receive Iowa health insurance. Currently, there are 35,000 members […]