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Burgum Signs Bill Establishing Reinsurance for North Dakota’s Individual Health Insurance Market

Categories: all, Companies, Consumers, Department, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Legislation, Producers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today praised the signing of Insurance Department legislation House Bill 1106, relating to the establishment of an invisible reinsurance pool for the individual health insurance market, by Governor Doug Burgum.


Insurance Department Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed State Reinsurance Program

Categories: all, Companies, Consumers, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Producers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced today that the North Dakota Insurance Department is opening a 31-day public comment period on the proposed state reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market. The comment period will run from April 5 to May 6, 2019.


HB 1106 Relating to Invisible Reinsurance Pool Passes the House with Unanimous Vote

Categories: all, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Legislation

Insurance Department proposed legislation, HB 1106 relating to the establishment of an invisible reinsurance pool for the individual health insurance market, passed the North Dakota House of Representatives on Tuesday with a unanimous do pass vote.


Insurance Department Investigation Leads to Fraud Conviction for Williston Chiropractor

Categories: all, Insurance Fraud

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today announced that Dr. Sheryar Masud of Williston, ND, was sentenced in Cass County District Court after pleading guilty to one count of a class A felony fraudulent insurance act following an investigation conducted by the North Dakota Insurance Department.


Godfread Nominated for Federal Air Ambulance Billing Advisory Committee as Judge Issues Split Decision in North Dakota Lawsuit

Categories: all, Air Ambulance, NAIC

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced today that he has been nominated by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to serve as the state insurance regulator on the Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee recently created by Congress.


Insurance Department Encourages Consumers to Shop Around as Open Enrollment Period Begins

Categories: all, Consumers, Health Insurance

BISMARCK, N.D. – As the 2019 Open Enrollment Period begins on Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, many North Dakotans must soon make critical decisions about their 2019 health insurance amid a barrage of news and opinions regarding healthcare. To help make the most informed decisions possible, the North Dakota Insurance Department encourages consumers to streamline their health insurance research process.


Insurance Commissioner Recognized by Autism Speaks as 2018 Executive Champion

Categories: all, Consumers, Health Insurance

BISMARCK, N.D. – Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread was recognized as a 2018 Executive Champion by Autism Speaks in appreciation of exceptional advocacy on behalf of individuals with autism in North Dakota earlier this month.


Additional Date Scheduled for 2018 Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Events

Categories: all, Consumers, Health Insurance, Medicare

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Insurance Department will be hosting a series of nine, statewide Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Events beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Grand Forks.


Insurance Department Releases Health Insurance Reform Study Findings and Approved ACA Health Insurance Rates

Categories: all, Consumers, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance

BISMARCK, N.D. – Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today presented the findings from a study preformed to better understand the options available and potential impact of attempting to stabilize the individual health insurance market in North Dakota to the interim Health Care Reform Review Committee.


Insurance Commissioner Issues Bulletin Supporting Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Categories: all, Consumers, Health Insurance

BISMARCK, N.D. – Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today issued a Bulletin to all North Dakota health insurance carriers providing coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder notifying them that treatments for autism cannot be excluded from an insurance policy.