Governor Chris Sununu Statement Regarding Anthem’s Commitment to New Hampshire’s Individual Market
Concord, NH – Today Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement regarding Anthem’s commitment to New Hampshire’s individual market:
"As New Hampshire’s largest insurer, today’s announcement by Anthem is incredible news for New Hampshire’s insurance market and the Granite Stater’s who rely on the individual market for their care. As states across the country are watching carriers pull out and their markets collapse, New Hampshire has bucked the trend. This welcome news is the result of a rigorous effort to stabilize New Hampshire’s market. As I have previously stated, my administration has been engaged in an intensive and productive dialogue with our insurers to do whatever we can to keep them in New Hampshire’s individual market. This includes: providing flexibility in filing deadlines with our state’s Department of Insurance (NHID), authorizing NHID and our Department of Health and Human Services to pursue any waiver opportunities, strong advocacy of Cost Savings Reduction (CSR) payments and a commitment to do whatever we can to provide certainty at the state level. We continue to await official word from Harvard Pilgrim, and we will continue working to help ensure that New Hampshire has a competitive market place."