Long-Term Care Hearing May 14, 2019

The Maryland Insurance Administration (“MIA”) will conduct a public hearing on specific rate increase requests being made by certain Long-Term Care (“LTC”) Insurance carriers operating in Maryland. The hearing will focus on several rate increase requests before the MIA. In the individual LTC market, these include requests from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. In the group LTC market, these include requests from The Prudential Insurance Company of America. The purpose of the hearing is for insurance company officials to explain their reasons for the rate increases. 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 MIA’s website.
Form numbers impacted by the rate requests are listed below:
The Prudential Insurance Company of America: 83500 GR 1067, 83500 BFW 5018, 83500 COV 5030
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America: 10-P-Q-MD et al., 11-P-Q-MD et al.
The hearing will be held at the following time and location:
Tuesday May 14, 2019
2:00P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Maryland Insurance Administration, 24th Floor, Hearing Room
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

For those individuals who are unable to attend, the Administration will be live-streaming the hearing via Facebook Live on the Administration’s Facebook page and will also provide a conference call dial-in.  See the information below:

Live-streaming of the hearing can be viewed on the Maryland Insurance Administration’s Facebook page:

Conference Call Line:
Number: 414-858-7268
Code: 864550006#

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger at the email, mail, or fax number below. If you will be dialing into the public hearing, and wish to provide oral testimony, please RSVP to Nancy Muehlberger.  Testimony will only be heard via the telephone from those who have RSVP’d in advance of the public hearing.  Interested parties are also encouraged to submit written comments. Written comments and RSVPs should be sent to Nancy Muehlberger by May 7, 2019, 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.

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