Posts Tagged ‘Mike Chaney’

Mississippi takes first steps to take part in Affordable Care Act — Move comes as Gov. Bryant continues to resist state’s full participation in health care reform

The very thing Gov. Phil Bryant had hoped not to see occurred last week: Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney submitted the state’s plan for a health insurance exchange to the federal government, moving the state closer to participation in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Chaney calls his submittal a blueprint for a free market exchange […] [...]

Insurance commissioner continuing health exchange work

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney insists reports are false that he has put the brakes on further work on a state health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act until after the November elections. “I want to make it clear that my position regarding the Health Insurance Exchange has not changed,” Chaney said […] [...]

Extension, reform on the agenda for NFIP

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney will join insurance commissioners from across the U.S. in the next couple of weeks to lobby for the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program. And if Chaney has his way, there will also be lots of talk about reforming the program, which is set to expire Sept. 30. More […] [...]

Q&A: Mike Chaney, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance

Exchange not likely Mississippi moving forward despite state, national challenges States that don’t develop their own White House-mandated health insurance exchanges by January 2013 will be subject to a federally operated exchange. Most states nationwide are having trouble developing these plans. Despite the Mississippi’s Legislature’s killing of proposed exchange legislation this session, the Mississippi Insurance […] [...]

Changes in store for flood insurance

The National Flood Insurance Program’s five million policyholders, including about 75,500 in Mississippi, are likely to see higher premiums, higher deductibles and new policy restrictions Look for an end to the starts and stops Congress has put the National Flood Insurance Program through in deciding whether to reauthorize the debt-ridden program long term. At the same time, […] [...]

Finding affordable health insurance

The Affordable Health Care Act is laden with provisions to help consumers with their insurance until 2014 By Tim Turner – contributor Michael Story can’t tell you what impact healthcare reform will have on the future of the insurance industry in Mississippi. All he knows is that because of measures it already has in place, […] [...]

Fox in the henhouse?

by Published: March 27,2011

Tags: Frank Gammill, Mike Chaney, Steve Holland

Under current law, Mississippi Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has the authority to regulate pharmacy benefit managers. The only problem is, the statute doesn’t provide much actual authority. Neither does a bill that is in conference committee that transfers that same weak regulatory authority to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. The first few thousand […] [...]

Chaney tapped by national group

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has been selected to a key leadership position by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Chaney was named chairman of the NAIC’s influential Property and Casualty Insurance (C) Committee by the leadership of the national group. Chaney will also serve the NAIC as a member of the Professional Health Insurance […] [...]

Allstate seeks hearing on rate request denial

by Published: November 8,2010

Tags: Allstate, insurance, Mike Chaney

JACKSON — Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co.’s has requested a hearing on the denial of its 44 percent rate increase for Mississippi customers. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney tells The Sun Herald that he plans to schedule the hearing for some time in January. The Mississippi Insurance Department concluded in September the increase was unjustified, […] [...]

Wildfire!

Drought turns state into kindling For the second time this year, state officials are in a high state of alert due to a spate of wildfires statewide. Wildfires have already claimed property across the state, but unlike the oil spill, have also already threatened lives. And, the drought conditions fostering the threat could have an […] [...]

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