Medical Loss ratio

RECENT NEWS
Insurance Journal  Dec 5  Comment 
Consumers saw nearly $1.5 billion in insurer rebates and overhead cost savings in 2011, due to the Affordable Care Act’s medical loss ratio provision requiring health insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on health care or...
Insurance Journal  Sep 20  Comment 
A House subcommittee has advanced a bill that would exclude agency commissions from the formula that limits how much health insurers can spend on administrative and other non-medical costs. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and...
Forbes  May 15  Comment 
The piece of the Affordable Care Act in the news recently is the exciting subject of medical loss ratios. In the overall scheme of the reform law, this is a positive part of the legislation.
Insurance Journal  Apr 30  Comment 
More than 3 million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to a nonpartisan research group. The rebates should average...
Insurance Journal  Feb 21  Comment 
Federal regulators last week allowed North Carolina insurers a one-year delay in meeting a benchmark requiring that more of each health insurance premium dollar to go toward medical services and less toward overhead and bonuses. The decision by...
Insurance Journal  Feb 13  Comment 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is going overtime as it decides whether to stick with federal standards that could mean $12 million in rebates for more than 58,000 North Carolina residents who buy their own health insurance. …
Insurance Journal  Dec 22  Comment 
A group of lawmakers in Texas are urging the state’s insurance commissioner to withdraw a request for a waiver to the medical loss ratio (MLR) provision in the federal health insurance reform law. They say the request would cost Texas …
Insurance Journal  Dec 16  Comment 
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is requesting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reconsider its denial of the medical loss ratio (MLR) waiver that the state requested earlier this year. The MLR is a requirement...
Insurance Journal  Nov 9  Comment 
Health insurers in Georgia have been granted a waiver to a new federal requirement that they spend certain minimums on patient care and quality. U.S. officials on Tuesday announced that Georgia is the eighth state to get such an exemption …
Insurance Journal  Jul 28  Comment 
Iowa has received a waiver allowing an adjustment to some transitional Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act in Iowa. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted the waiver request from the state...




 

Medical Loss ratio is the fraction of revenues spent on paying claims

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