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CA Insurance Commissioner Conducts Town Hall Meetings

May 5, 2020 8:44:00 AM / by Jeff Bader posted in California, California Employees, California Employers, California Insurance, return of premium, California Insurance Commissioner, workers comp, town hall meeting

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The CA Department of Insurance has completed a handful of Town Hall meetings this week and last via County specific webinars.  County Supervisor Cindy Chavez hosted the Santa Clara County Town Hall with Commissioner Lara last week.  Here’s some key take-aways (much of the dialog was re: Workers Comp and P&C).

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New California Law Limits Surprise Medical Bills

Jun 25, 2017 8:30:15 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in Front Page Post, balance billing, California Insurance, Deborah Hyde, medical bills

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Effective July 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 72 will limit the surprise medical bills that patients in California receive when treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network healthcare facility. These surprise bills, also referred to as the practice of balance-billing, affect patients nationwide. While California previously passed similar legislation aimed at limiting surprise bills in the context of emergency care, this newest law is the State's biggest step towards further minimizing a patient's exposure to unexpected medical costs.

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