The Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (“Department”) hereby gives notice of his intent to conduct a public hearing to review the 2018 proposed health insurance rates of the carriers offering health benefits plans in the individual and small business market in the District of Columbia. The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public on the Department’s process for reviewing health insurance rates and to receive public comments. A summary of the 2018 rates and the rate review process can be found on the Department’s website at https://disb.dc.gov/release/insurers-file-proposed-rates-2018-district-columbia-health-plan-offerings.
All interested members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing. Time limits may be imposed for oral testimony depending on the number of witnesses. For those individuals who are unable to attend the public hearing, a conference call-in number will be available. The number is 877-921-9725, and the access code is 3378575.
Persons interested in testifying should contact the Department at 202-727-8000 to have their name(s) added to the witness list. Written statements may be submitted by email to [email protected] or by mail to District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, 810 First Street, NE, #701, Washington, D.C. 20002, Attention Philip Barlow. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2017.
If a party or witness is deaf, has a hearing impediment, or otherwise cannot readily understand or communicate in English, the party or witness may apply to the Department for the appointment of a qualified interpreter. In addition, if any witness to be called requires any other special accommodations, please contact the Department at 202-727-8000 at least three (3) business days prior to the hearing.