Dispute Over Insurance Management Heads to Hearing in New Hampshire

May 1, 2012

A long-running dispute over how a nonprofit organization manages health insurance for 80,000 state workers and retirees in New Hampshire communities is finally up for a hearing.

The Local Government Center, which provides services and programs for local governments, also manages health insurance pools for the workers. It’s being challenged by the state Bureau of Securities Regulation, which says the center has acquired a surplus of more than $100 million in taxpayer money and needs to return it to cities and towns.

The center says it has returned surpluses in the form of rate reductions, saying communities prefer to have stability rather than get a check one year, and see a rate spike the next.

An administrative hearing is starting this week and is expected to last two weeks.

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