HHS Secretary to Host HHS Affordable Care Act Webchat on Insurance Oversight

Webchat will be available at www.HealthCare.gov/live

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HHS Secretary Sebelius will be joined by Jay Angoff, director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) and Liz Fowler, deputy director for policy for OCIIO to discuss how the Affordable Care Act is putting new tools and resources in place for states to hold insurance companies accountable and make the health insurance market fairer for consumers.

Just this week, Secretary Sebelius announced the first round of grants to help states improve the oversight of proposed health insurance premium increases, take action against insurers seeking unreasonable rate hikes, and ensure consumers receive value for their premium dollars. The Affordable Care Act has also created grant programs to help states educate and empower consumers in the private health insurance market, and to help states establish new health insurance Exchanges in 2014.

 

WHAT:

Affordable Care Act Webchat on Insurance Oversight

 

WHO:

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jay Angoff, Director, Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

Liz Fowler, Deputy Director for Policy, Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1:10 p.m. EDT

 

WHERE:

www.HealthCare.gov/live

 

Several questions received through [email protected] or live via twitter using handle @HealthCareGov will be answered during the webchat.

For more information on the Affordable Care Act please visit www.HealthCare.gov.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.



CONTACT:

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  General Health  Managed Care

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