A few months ago, I wrote about the new website that the Colorado Division of Insurance has created to improve transparency in the health insurance market. I particularly liked the features of the site that allow consumers to see how the rate filing process works and track a health insurance carrier’s rate increase history. Colorado used money from a $1 million grant from HHS last year (a provision of the PPACA) to create the website, and it’s obvious that the Division of Insurance is taking the goal of transparency seriously.
I’m a bit late to this party, but I just read a news release from the Division of Insurance from back in September noting that the HHS Regional Director, Marguerite Salazar, commended the Colorado Division of Insurance for the website, calling it a “shining example of consumer-friendly and transparent information...”
Between the national recognition garnered by Rocky Mountain Health Plans 30-year partnership with Grand Junction physicians, the fact that Colorado has been so proactive already in terms of establishing the framework for a health benefits exchange, and the praise from HHS for the new health insurance transparency website, it would appear that Colorado stands out as a leader in healthcare reform.
We’re proud to be here.