FAIR Health Presents to State Insurance Officials at NAIC Meeting

FAIR Health President Robin Gelburd addressed numerous state insurance commissioners and other regulators, consumer representatives and industry stakeholders at the 10th Annual State Legislators/Government Officials Program at the Summer 2017 National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held in Philadelphia on August 7 and 8, 2017. FAIR Health's invitation to take part in the meeting was prompted by insurance regulators who previously participated in webinars and meetings with FAIR Health executives and wanted their colleagues to learn about the organization, our data and our experience working with state officials.

On August 7, Ms. Gelburd spoke at a well-attended session hosted by the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee that was open to the public. Commissioners and other audience members were interested in the breadth and depth of our data, our products that include charge and allowed benchmarks, respectively, and especially our experience working with approximately 20 states on legislative proposals to protect consumers from balance bills for emergency care and surprise out-of-network services. After the session, several officials expressed interest in further discussions with FAIR Health.

The next day FAIR Health addressed the NAIC Workers’ Compensation Task Force about our work with states on their workers’ compensation programs. We explained that our data are officially authorized as a reference point for reimbursing workers’ healthcare costs in some states. We also noted that FAIR Health has assisted regulators of other states in updating existing fee schedules, creating new ones (including fee schedules for dental services) and distributing the schedules to stakeholders. As a direct result of our presentations at the conference, FAIR Health has been contacted by officials in several states who believe that our data can play a constructive role in the development of a workers’ compensation fee schedule that both treats all parties fairly and helps to assure access to care.