CDI/Dept of Managed Health Care Hearing

The Department of Insurance and Department of Managed Health Care will be conducting a public discussion on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in San Francisco concerning the adoption of regulations to implement Senate Bill 51 regarding medical loss ratio and rebate requirements for health care service plans and health insurance policies. 

IBA West General Counsel Steve Young will be attending the meeting and most likely will also be testifying as well as blogging about the proceedings.  Members who are interested in testifying should contact Steve Young at

If you would like to attend, the meeting is Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (concluding earlier if the participants in attendance have completed their comments) at the Department of Insurance 22nd Floor Hearing Room at 45 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

All persons are invited to submit written statements. The Departments welcomes your participation in this discussion, and the opportunity to consider all of the information provided.

All inquiries regarding the public discussion should be directed to Bruce Hinze, Staff Counsel III by email: or by phone (415) 538-4392 or fax (415) 904-5896 or Elaine Paniewski, Staff Services Manager I, Department of Managed Health Care by email: or by phone phone (916) 322-4739 or fax (916) 322-3968 .

Please RSVP to Bruce Hinze by November 14, 2011. Persons who respond and provide e-mail addresses will be provided by e-mail with any additional written material the Departments may prepare in advance of the November 16, 2011 meeting.