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Idaho — Idaho Department of Insurance Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver

Additional Public Hearings and Request for Comments: The Idaho Department of Insurance opened a public comment period on April 1, 2022 announcing its intent to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and to the United States Department of the Treasury for a Section 1332 State Innovation waiver on or about May 2022. The purpose of the waiver is to implement a state reinsurance program to increase affordability of individual health insurance in Idaho. The proposed effective date for the waiver is January 1, 2023. Public comments will be accepted until May 1, 2022.

The Departments comprehensive public notice, Tribal notice, and the waiver application are available on our website at  The Department is seeking public comment through public hearings, the interactive form available on the website, via fax, via email or traditional mail as indicated below.  To encourage public engagement, an additional hearing has been added on April 29, 2022.

Following is a list of the remaining public hearings –

Boise Public Hearing (also virtual)

Location: Idaho Department of Insurance               

700 W. State St.                     

JRW East Conference Room             

Boise, ID 83702                     

Date: April 29, 2022              

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT                    


Webex Information: (Boise Date Only)      


Meeting Number (access code): 2453 951 4005

Password: jpU35ERRXm3

Call In Number: 1-415-655-0001                  

Interested parties may also request hard copies of the waiver packet or submit comments via email or traditional USPS mail to:

Attention: Shannon Hohl

Market Oversight Bureau Chief

Department of Insurance

P.O. Box 83720; Boise, Idaho 83720-0043

E-mail to:

Public comments will be accepted until May 1, 2022.

Oregon — Workers’ Compensation Division Industry Notice: The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has published the following industry notice: Coverage requirements for drivers who lease their trucks.

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