Long-Term Care Hearing August 11, 2021

The Maryland Insurance Administration will conduct a public hearing on specific rate increase requests being made by certain Long-Term Care Insurance carriers operating in Maryland. The hearing will focus on four rate increase requests before the Maryland Insurance Administration. In the individual long-term care market, there is one request from Genworth Life Insurance Company and two requests from Allianz Life Insurance Company. In the group long-term care market, there is one request also from Genworth Life Insurance Company. The purpose of the hearing is for insurance company officials to explain their reasons for the rate increases and to explain the new benefit options. Interested stakeholders will also have the opportunity to provide comments at the hearing. Prior to the hearing, copies of each company’s actuarial memorandum will be posted to the Maryland Insurance Administration’s website.

Form numbers impacted by the rate requests are outlined below:

Genworth Life Insurance Company: 50000, 50001, 50003, 50018, 50020, 50021, 50022, 60394, 60407, 60491, 60494, 62100, 7021, 7050CRT

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America: 10-P-Q-MD, 11-P-Q-MD

Given the current COVID-19 situation, to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the hearing will be held via Zoom.

The hearing will be held:
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Dial-in Information:
Dial-In: (833) 568-8864 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 161 732 3284
Information for the Maryland Relay Service can be found at doit.maryland.gov/mdrelay
If you wish to provide oral testimony, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger.  Testimony will only be heard from those who have RSVP’d in advance of the public hearing.  Interested parties are also encouraged to submit written comments in advance of the hearing date. Written comments and RSVPs should be sent to Nancy Muehlberger by August 4, 2021, either by email to longtermcare.mia@maryland.gov or by mail to 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202 or by fax to 410-468-2038.
Questions regarding this hearing should be directed to Nancy Muehlberger by phone to 410-468-2050, or by e-mail to nancy.muehlberger@maryland.gov.
Complaints regarding individual policy premium rates, premium increases or particular policy provisions should be directed to the Consumer Complaints Unit. Please call 410-468-2244 or visit the following website for more information on how to file a complaint: http://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/pages/FileAComplaint.aspx.