Individual and Small Group Markets Committee

The Individual and Small Group Market Committee furthers the actuarial profession’s involvement in policy issues related to both the small group and individual medical markets. The committee monitors federal legislation and regulatory activities and is charged with developing background papers intended to inform and educate senior federal policy makers on issues related to the small group and individual markets.

Staff liaison: David Linn

Chairperson: Barb Klever
Vice Chairperson: Joyce Bohl
Dylan Ascolese
Karen Bender
Eric Best
Philip Bieluch
Alfred Bingham
Brent Bish
Frederick Busch
April Choi
Andrea Christopherson
Sarkis Daghlian
Richard Diamond
Beth Fritchen
Rebecca Gorodetsky
David Hayes
Juan Herrera
Shiraz Jetha
Jason Karcher
Neil Kelsey
Rachel Killian
Kuanhui Lee
Raymond Len
Julia Lerche
Timothy Luedtke
Scott Mack
Ryan Mueller
Donna Novak
Jason Nowakowski
James O'Connor
Bernard Rabinowitz
Paul Schultz
David Shea
Steele Stewart
Martha Stubbs
Karin Swenson-Moore
Tammy Tomczyk
David Tuomala
Roderick Turner
Dianna Welch

Related Publications

Committee comments on the Oct. 22, 2018 guidance from the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services on State Relief and Empowerment Waivers under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), focusing on three areas: evaluation of coverage comprehensiveness and affordability, evaluation of coverage, and waiver funding. (December 18, 2018)
Committees comment on the proposed rule regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), that would create two new types of HRAs—Integrated HRAs and Excepted Benefit HRAs—which would allow employers to provide HRAs that could be used to pay for individual plan premiums and out-of-pocket health costs.  (December 13, 2018)
Committee and Subcommittee comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) and Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Aug. 10 proposed rule regarding the adoption of methodology for the HHS-operated permanent risk adjustment program. (September 05, 2018)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing insights on the potential and challenges of using auto-enrollment in the individual health insurance market. (September 04, 2018)
Presentation at the 2018 SOA Health Meeting examining rules surrounding association health plans, short-term limited duration insurance plans, and health reimbursement arrangements from the Trump Administration. (June 27, 2018)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing an overview of the general factors underlying premium rate setting and highlighting the major components driving premium changes in 2019. (June 13, 2018)
Committee comments on a proposed rule that would lengthen the maximum period of short-term, limited-duration (STLD) insurance through amending the definition of STLD. (April 06, 2018)
Committee comments on the definition of ‘‘Employer’’ under section 3(5) of ERISA—Association Health Plans. (March 05, 2018)
Committee comments to Office of Regulations and Interpretations within the Employee Benefits Security Administration in response to the Department of Labor's proposed rule on the definition of employer—small business health plans. (February 09, 2018)
Committee comments to Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ request for information on promoting healthcare choice and competition. (January 25, 2018)