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Indiana insurance department studying Obama proposal

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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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  • In Writing
    Does anyone actually have a proposal in writing to study and analyze? I was under the impression President Obama said they were going to do this but I have not been able to source any documents. It would be nice if the writer sourced the referenced proposal document that was being "analyzed".
  • Agency is correct
    Actually, government departments are often, and correctly, referred to as agencies. However, we understand how it could be misleading in this case, so we changed it. This was AP's headline, so it will show up in other newspapers around the state.
  • Get the name right
    The Indiana Department of Insurance is NOT an insurance agency. Laziness.

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