Major Cybersecurity Event Impacting Health Care, Pharmacy Operations

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In light of a cybersecurity attack earlier this month experienced by one of the nation’s largest health care companies, there have been delays impacting operations, including payments and insurance transactions. Change Healthcare is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group that also operates as Optum Solutions. Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro says the implications of this cyberattack…

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UPDATE: Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates in Delaware to Decrease for Seventh Year in a Row

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UPDATE 10/12/23: The final Workers’ Comp rates have been approved. Commissioner Navarro has announced that additional decreases have been negotiated from the initial filing: Residual Market: Average decrease of 13.85% Voluntary Market: Average decrease of 10.03% The approval follows a review of the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau (DCRB) filing by independent actuaries and a public…

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CONSUMER ALERT: Data Breach of Third-Party Vendor Used by Genworth

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A third party vendor for Genworth Financial has disclosed a data breach that impacts the personal information of an estimated 2.7-million individuals – including about 8000 Delawareans. The compromised information may include agents, policyholders and beneficiaries’ data – including names, contact information , dates of birth, social security numbers and policy numbers. Consumers should be…

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Is It Covered? Advice On Filing A Claim

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After the storm… what’s next? Torn-up siding, damaged roofs and carports, damaged vehicles and problems related to lack of power may have you turning to your insurance provider. AAA Mid-Atlantic has some advice: -Know that different types of damage may affect your claim, such as whether a tree, the wind or the wind-driven rain caused…

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Naloxone Distribution, Training Offered In Seaford

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During the pandemic, another public health issue is still impacting lives and in some cases taking live – the overdose crisis. Doses of the overdose-reversal medication Naloxone were distributed at carside Monday in Seaford at a distribution and training event. It was hosted by Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, Aquila Behavioral Health of Delaware and the…

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CONSUMER ALERT: New Medicare Prescription Plan Finder Causes Confusion, Increased Out-of-Pocket Costs

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Delaware Insurance Commissioner, Trinidad Navarro, has released a rare consumer alert regarding Medicare’s newly-updated Prescription Plan Finder. Throughout this year’s Medicare open enrollment period, which ends on December 7, the Department of Insurance has received numerous complaints about the tool and anticipated prescription drug costs. The Prescription Plan Finder is used to identify and compare…

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Delaware Health Insurance Rates Decrease by 5.8%

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The Office of Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner has released a report, stating that the state’s health insurance rates will see a decrease in 2020. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware submitted it’s required annual rate filing to the Department of Insurance. Officials say after years of substantial increases, Delaware’s Marketplace has stabilized and premiums have…

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Milford Doctor Indicted for Insurance Fraud

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A Milford Doctor has been indicted by a Sussex County Grand Jury following an investigation by the Department of Insurance’s Fraud Prevention Unit. Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro in a release says the indictment alleges that between August and October of 2017, 42 year old Doctor Jean Laine fraudulently billed two insurance companies for treatments that…

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Public Comment Open on Proposed DE Affordable Care Act Waiver Until June 29

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Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced today that the Delaware Department of Insurance has posted Delaware’s 1332 Waiver Application (the “Application”) for public comment. The period during which members of the public may comment on the proposed Application runs until June 29, 2019. Under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) states may…

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DE Insurance Commissioner – Reporting Storm Damage

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Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has tips for anyone looking for help in reporting storm damage after this morning’s storm – or any other storm throughout this spring and summer.  Here are some things to help you with storm damage to your property. Ensure everyone is safe and it is safe to enter the area…

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“Insurance Matters” Newsletter for Delawareans from State Insurance Commissioner

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Gift-giving is a part of the Valentine’s Day holiday. It’s also when some people pop the question with an engagement ring! Insurance is an important factor to consider when buying valuable gifts like jewelry and vehicles.  The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) offers these considerations for insuring expensive gifts.  State Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro…

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New State Insurance Office Opens in Sussex County

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If you’re having insurance issues and need to contact the State Department of Insurance – a new office has opened in Sussex County thanks to the signing of House Bill 77 last August.  Nearly two-thirds of the walk in traffic in the Kent County office was from Sussex County – the need was proven.  The…

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