CA| Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today announced the appointment of Becky Duffey, Executive Director of the California Association for Adult Day Services, to the California Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Task Force. Duffey joins the Task Force as the representative of adult day services providers pursuant to AB 567 (Calderon, Chapter 746, Statutes of 2019).
”Protecting the health and safety of Californians as they age is a top priority,” said Commissioner Lara. “Becky’s experience as an advocate for expanding services for vulnerable communities is critical as we make recommendations for a statewide program that can close coverage gaps for older Californians.”
Created by the Governor’s signing of AB 567, the LTC Insurance Task Force, under Commissioner Lara’s leadership, is exploring how a statewide long-term care insurance program could be designed and implemented to expand the options for people who are interested in insuring themselves should they encounter functional or cognitive disability that requires long-term care, services, and supports.
Over the next several months, the Task Force will solidify its recommended options for a statewide long-term care insurance program design and prepare a feasibility report for the Commissioner, the Governor, and the Legislature by January 1, 2023. The recommendations made by the Task Force in the feasibility report will then be analyzed in an actuarial report to ensure an adequate benefit within a solvent program which, if approved by the Task Force, will be submitted to the Legislature by January 1, 2024.
The next LTC Insurance Task Force meeting will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022.