November 17, 2017

Conference Debates Model Bill for Balance Billing

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), an association of legislators involved in state health legislation, is debating an updated model balance billing disclosure act at its Nov. 16-19 annual meeting in Phoenix.

NCOIL’s Health, Long-Term Care & Health Retirement Issues Committee will review the proposed Healthcare Balance Billing Disclosure Model Act. It will hear testimony today (Nov. 18) from stakeholders before a committee vote. If adopted, the resolution on the updated model bill will be forwarded to the NCOIL executive committee for a possible vote for final approval on Sunday.

NCOIL is a legislative organization mainly of state legislators who chair or serve on committees responsible for insurance legislation. NCOIL committees draft model bills related to insurance. These model bills are updated periodically.