GARDINER, Maine – Superintendent Eric Cioppa has announced that the Maine Bureau of Insurance will hold public information sessions regarding the federal health care reform law. Individuals seeking information about the new federal health insurance exchanges, newly proposed plans for offering on the exchanges, or other aspects for the health insurance portions of the ACA are invited to attend.
Questions about all other types of insurance are welcomed. Informational materials will be available. Dates, locations and times are:
- 6 p.m. Aug. 15, University of Southern Maine, Portland, in Talbot Lecture Hall.
- 6 p.m. Aug. 16, Husson University, Bangor, in CFB Conference Room.
- 6 p.m. Aug. 29, Central Maine Community College, Auburn, in Kirk Hall.
- 6 p.m. Aug. 30, University of Maine, Presque Isle, in Allagash Room.
Each session will be preceded at 5 p.m. with a public session for individuals wishing to comment on Anthem’s request to discontinue its current plans in the individual market and offer people with those plans the option of selecting one of Anthem’s newly proposed plans.
Approximately 17,500 people in Maine are covered by one of Anthem’s individual plans. Some of those people would be “grandfathered” and able to maintain their present coverage, because they signed up for the policy prior to the ACA becoming federal law. The Bureau will hold a formal hearing on this matter at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, in Room 208 of the Burton M. Cross State Office Building in Augusta.