Date Requested:May 13, 2010
Time Requested:12:22 PM
Agency: Insurance Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2010X4013 Introduced HB112
CBD Subject: HIGH RISK POOLS
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund Federal
Legislation creates:
A New Fund,Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    HB 112, if enacted in its current form, is projected to have a nominal fiscal impact on the revenues and expenditures of state government. The bill provides for the Insurance Commissioner to apply for and administer a Federal High Risk Pool as provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Pool is temporary (3.5 yrs) and funded entirely by the federal government.
    
    The Offices of the Insurance Commissioner will incur some indirect expenditures in the working through the mechanics of contracting for the pool and addressing consumer concerns on availability. However, these functions are in-line with current responsibilities in the regulation of insurers and the administration of the State's High Risk Pool (AccessWV). All direct expenditures incurred at the establishment of the federal pool shall be paid by the premiums assessed policyholders and approximately $27 million in additional funds provided by the federal government. The $27 million is also available for reimbursement of expenses incurred during the development and startup of the federal pool.
    
    The state has the ability to control the total cost of the pool by implementing enrollment limits based upon actuarial projections. A certified actuarial report is being prepared to establish proposed cost limiting strategies based upon anticipated enrollment levels, lapse rates, premium revenue, and claims costs to ensure the actuarial soundness of the pool during the 3.5 year period.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2010
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Michael D Riley
Email Address:
Michael.Riley@wvinsurance.gov