California’s Insurance Premium Regulation Bill Stalled

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 8:13 am

The California bill, AB 52, which would have given state regulators the power to reject excessive health insurance premium increases, narrowly cleared the State Assembly and won approval in two critical Senate Committees earlier this year. But yesterday it was pulled from consideration because it didn’t have the votes to pass the full Senate. From [...]

California Health Insurance Rating Review Bill Passes Key Committee

By: Friday August 26, 2011 1:33 pm

In a 6-3 party line vote Thursday the California State Senate Appropriations Committee approved AB 52, a bill that would give California regulators the power to reject health insurance premium increases. Because the bill previously passed the Senate health committee back in July the legislation can now go before the full Senate. The fate of [...]

California Bill to Control Health Insurance Increases Clears Senate Committee

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 7:28 am

The bill, AB 52, which would give California regulators the power to control and deny unreasonable private health insurance premium increases late yesterday clear a critical Senate Committee vote. The Senate Health Committee approved the measure in a 5-3 vote. The bill, AB52, now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Health Insurance Regulation Working Even Before Becoming Law

By: Friday June 10, 2011 7:58 am

Last week the California Assembly narrowly passed AB52 which will give state regulators the ability to reject unjustifiably large premium increases from private health insurers. The bill still needs to pass the state Senate before it would become law but clearly it has the health insurance industry scared.