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Indiana insurance department studying Obama proposal

November 14, 2013

A top Indiana insurance official says a state legal team is reviewing the details of President Barack Obama's announcement that Americans should be allowed to renew individual health coverage plans now set for cancellation under the federal health care law.

Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner Logan Harrison says the Department of Insurance doesn't yet know whether state regulators have the legal authority to approve reversals of policy cancellations if Indiana residents request them. He says an agency legal team is closely studying Obama's proposal.

Harrison also says policy cancellation reversals may not even be practical. He says it's a time-consuming process that takes about a month to file, approve and transfer an insurance policy to the appropriate authorities.

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