Work Continues On Insurance Network Rules

Jul 24, 2014

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is sharing potential revisions to how it decides whether insurance policies cover enough doctors and other health care providers.

The state's network adequacy standards have been in the spotlight since the department approved Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's narrow network for individual health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act. More companies will be offering plans next year, likely easing some concerns, but officials have said the rules were ripe for revision given how much health care has changed since they were enacted in 2001.

The Insurance Department's Network Adequacy Working Group will meet on Thursday to discuss potential changes. The goal is to have new standards in effect by next spring so they can be applied to 2016 insurance policies.