AK | In July of 2017, the Alaska Division of Insurance was awarded a Section 1332 Innovation Waiver under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The waiver provided an estimated $322 million in federal funding to support the Alaska Reinsurance Program through 2022, which has helped to reduce premium costs and provide stability in Alaska’s individual health care insurance market. The waiver took effect on January 1, 2018.
Under the specific terms and conditions of the award, the division has scheduled its annual forum to collect meaningful public comment on the progress of the waiver. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the forum will be held telephonically.
Interested parties may attend by teleconference, or may submit comments in writing up to 5:00 pm Alaska Time Zone on June 16, 2021.