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: Heather Jerbi

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

Related Publications

Presentation to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators about the Akey drivers of 2018 premiums and what goes into developing a premium. (July 14, 2017)
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 2018. (July 11, 2017)
Indivdiual and Small Group Markets Committee and Medicaid Subcommittee comments on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, the proposed legislation to repeal and replace provisions in the Affordable Care Act. (June 30, 2017)
Indivdiual and Small Group Markets Committee and Medicaid Subcommittee comments on H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act, the proposed legislation to repeal and replace provisions in the Affordable Care Act. (March 22, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee comments to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on  H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, related to association health plans.
(March 08, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule for market stabilization. (March 07, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief highlighting the various policy considerations and the potential implications of allowing the sale of insurance across state lines. (February 13, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief highlighting the various policy consideration and potential implications of establishing association health plans (AHPs). (February 13, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing an overview of three potential high-risk pool approaches to covering the costs of high-risk enrollees and examining the implications of various design features, including eligibility criteria, benefit coverage, funding sources, and regulatory responsibility. (February 10, 2017)
Written testimony on the effectiveness of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight.  (February 06, 2017)