Pennsylvania Insurance Department News

Pennsylvania Selects Commissioner Miller to Lead Department of Human Services

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has selected Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to lead the state’s Department of Human Services, effective August 21. He simultaneously announced in an email to state employees that Jessica Altman will serve as Miller’s replacement to lead …

Penn. Commissioner Miller: Individual Market Instability Will Raise Costs

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued a letter to federal Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price detailing the urgent need for stability in the individual health insurance market as health insurers prepare to finalize rates for 2018 …

Federal Uncertainty Could Impact Pennsylvania Individual Market, Miller Says

Pennsylvania insurers are seeking a statewide average rate increase of 8.8 percent for individual plans and 6.7 percent for small group plans, but this could be adversely affected by actions taken by the Trump Administration or Congress against the Affordable …

Pennsylvania Introduces Legislation to Limit Surprise Balance Bills

Pennsylvania House Health and Insurance Committee Chairs Matt Baker and Tina Pickett have introduced legislation to protect health care consumers from surprise balance bills in a move Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has praised. “When patients receive medical care, they …

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Becomes Partner in PA Forward Initiative

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller recently joined with leaders of the Pennsylvania Library Association and the York County Library System to announce a partnership to provide consumer information on insurance issues to Pennsylvanians at libraries throughout the state. “I am …

Insurance Waivers in Pennsylvania and Other States Sometimes Missed Violations

Waivers granted in Pennsylvania and many other states to allow convicted felons to become insurance agents have sometimes missed ongoing violations, a newspaper reported. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that since 2004 the state Insurance Department has issued 111 waivers to …

Pennsylvania Businesses to See Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Cut

Pennsylvania businesses will see another cut in workers’ compensation insurance rates while maintaining benefit levels for injured workers, Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and Labor & Industry announced. Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Labor & Industry …

Pennsylvania Court Approves Liquidation of Two Insurance Companies

The Commonwealth Court in Pennsylvania has approved petitions to liquidate Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company and American Network Insurance Company, with policyholder claims set to be paid through the state guaranty association system subject to statutory limits and conditions. …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner to Chair National Task Force on Senior Issues

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller will chair a task force as part of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that will examine issues that impact senior insurance consumers. Commissioner Miller’s appointment was announced by Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Theodore …

Private Flood Insurance a Focus for Pennsylvania Insurance Department in 2017

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has a plan to continue furthering its initiatives within the private flood insurance market in 2017. This comes after the North Central part of the state of Pennsylvania saw flooding in many areas outside of identified …