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Regulatory Framework (B) Task Force

2021 Membership

2021 REVISED ADOPTED CHARGES

REGULATORY FRAMEWORK (B) TASK FORCE

The mission of the Regulatory Framework (B) Task Force is to: 1) develop NAIC model acts and regulations for state health care initiatives; and 2) consider policy issues affecting state health insurance regulation.

Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products and Services

  1. The Regulatory Framework (B) Task Force will:
    1. Coordinate and develop the provision of technical assistance to the states regarding state-level implementation issues raised by federal health legislation and regulations.
    2. Review managed health care reforms, their delivery systems occurring in the marketplace and other forms of health care delivery. Recommend appropriate revisions to regulatory jurisdiction, authority and structures.
    3. Consider the development of new NAIC model laws and regulations and the revision of existing NAIC model laws and regulations, including those affected by federal legislation and final federal regulations promulgated pursuant to such legislation.
    4. Continue to review NAIC models recommended for revision by the former Affordable Care Act (ACA) Model Review (B) Working Group and, as appropriate, appoint a working group or subgroup to revise the NAIC model(s) prioritized for revision in 2021.
    5. At the direction of the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee, through the work of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) (B) Working Group, monitor, analyze and report developments related to association health plans (AHPs).
    6. Monitor, analyze and report, as necessary, developments related to short-term, limited-duration (STLD) coverage.
  2. The Accident and Sickness Insurance Minimum Standards (B) Subgroup will:
    1. Review and consider revisions to the Model Regulation to Implement the Accident and Sickness Insurance Minimum Standards Model Act (#171).
  3. The ERISA (B) Working Group will:
    1. Monitor, report and analyze developments related to the federal ERISA, and make recommendations regarding NAIC strategy and policy with respect to those developments.
    2. Monitor, facilitate and coordinate with the states and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) related to sham health plans.
    3. Monitor, facilitate and coordinate with the states and the DOL regarding compliance and enforcement efforts regarding the ACA that relate to ERISA.
    4. Review the Health and Welfare Plans Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act: Guidelines for State and Federal Regulation (ERISA Handbook) and modify it, as necessary, to reflect developments related to ERISA. Report annually.
  4. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) (B) Working Group will:
    1. Monitor, report and analyze developments related to the federal Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici MHPAEA of 2008, and make  recommendations regarding NAIC strategy and policy with respect to those developments.
    2. Monitor, facilitate and coordinate best practices with the states, the DOL and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) related to the MHPAEA.
    3. Monitor, facilitate and coordinate with the states and the DOL regarding compliance and enforcement efforts regarding the ACA that relate to the MHPAEA.
    4. Provide supplemental resources to support documentation and reporting in the MHPAEA chapter of the NAIC Market Regulation Handbook.
    5. Coordinate with and provide input to Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee groups, as necessary, regarding mental health parity market conduct examinations.
  5. The Pharmacy Benefit Manager Regulatory Issues (B) Subgroup will:
    1. Consider developing a new NAIC model to establish a licensing or registration process for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The Subgroup may consider including in the new NAIC model provisions on PBM prescription drug pricing and cost transparency.
    2. Develop a white paper to: 1) analyze and assess the role PBMs, Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations (PSAOs), and other supply chain entities, play in the provision of prescription drug benefits; 2) identify, examine and describe current and emerging state regulatory approaches to PBM business practices, such as price transparency and reporting requirements, rebating and spread pricing, including the implications of the Rutledge vs. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) decision on such business practices; and 3) discuss any challenges, if any, the states have encountered in implementing such laws and/or regulations.  

NAIC Support Staff: Jolie H. Matthews/Jennifer R. Cook

Regulatory Framework TF July 28 Meeting

Public Webex Meeting
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
11:00 AM ET, 10:00 AM CT, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Meeting in Lieu of Meeting at the Summer National Meeting


Regulatory Framework TF June 15 Meeting

Public Webex Meeting
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Discuss and Consider for Adoption Proposed 2021 Charge for the PBM Regulatory Issues (B) Subgroup to Draft White Paper


Regulatory Framework TF March 25 Meeting

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 2021
11:00 AM ET, 10:00 AM CT, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Public WebEx Meeting in Lieu of Meeting at Spring National Meeting


Regulatory Framework TF March 18 Meeting

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 2021
11:00 AM ET, 10:00 AM CT, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Consider Adoption of Proposed PBM Model


Regulatory Framework TF March 1 Meeting

Public Webex Meeting
Monday, March 01, 2021
7:00 AM ET, 6:00 AM CT, 5:00 AM MT, 4:00 AM PT Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Discuss Comments Received on Proposed PBM Model Act


Regulatory Framework (B) Task Force

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:00 AM ET, 6:00 AM CT, 5:00 AM MT, 4:00 AM PT Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Interim meeting in lieu of the Fall National Meeting.


Related NAIC Publications

Contacts

Media Inquiries
(816) 783-8909
news@naic.org


Jolie H. Matthews
Senior Health Policy Advisor & Counsel
Phone: 202-471-3982

Jennifer R. Cook
Senior Health Policy & Legislative Analyst & Counsel
Phone: 202-471-3986

Please see the current Committee List for a complete list of committee members.