Thursday, March 10, 2011

Indiana Family & Social Services Administration To Offer Online Questionnaire In Preparation For Potential State-Based Health Insurance Exchange

FV Indiana encourages our members to share your input on this important issue:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ExchangeConsumers
The following background comes from the FSSA press release:

INDIANAPOLIS (March 9, 2011) - In accordance with Governor Daniels' Executive Order issued Jan. 14, 2011, which calls for the conditional establishment of a healthcare Exchange as a not-for-profit entity, the State will seek stakeholder input through an online questionnaire in regard to the design of the Indiana Insurance Market, Inc.

Indiana received a $1 million planning grant from the federal agency Health and Human Services in October of 2010, which has funded the development and administration of the questionnaire. The questionnaire was created based on potential design options that States can consider. Participants can respond for three weeks, beginning March 9 and ending March 30, and the questionnaire can be found online at www.nationalhealthcare.in.gov.

For the ease of respondents, the comprehensive questionnaire has been divided into specific tracks for insurers and brokers, businesses, consumers and healthcare providers, although participants are welcome to answer any and all questions. Responses are confidential and will be used to develop design options for the Exchange.

In September of 2010, the State conducted a general questionnaire regarding the Affordable Care Act, which was available online for two weeks and received responses from over 400 participants.

Results of the September questionnaire and more information on the potential Indiana-based Exchange can be found at www.nationalhealthcare.in.gov.

Media contact: Marcus Barlow, (317) 234-0197, marcus.barlow@fssa.IN.gov

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