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NAIC Supports Legislation Protecting Consumers from Surprise Billing

NAIC Supports Legislation Protecting Consumers from Surprise Billing

The membership of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), wrote Congress to demonstrate its support of the bipartisan, bicameral compromise agreement on balance billing. This agreement addresses our top priority which is  that consumers  be removed from billing disputes between insurers and providers. Too many consumers have faced unexpected expenses and financial hardship because of surprise bills.  The Commissioners' other priorities include protecting state surprise bill laws and regulations from federal preemption and applying surprise bill protections to consumers served by air ambulances.  This bill meets our priorities and we urge quick action by Congress and offer any assistance state regulators can provide to move it over the finish line.

NAIC Letter to Senate and House Leaders in Support of Surprise Bill Compromise

About the NAIC

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally. For more information, visit www.naic.org.

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