Fresh on the heels of Humana's recent faux pas, FoIB Rick Byrne alerts us to this important change to the way Ohio DOI handles network changes. Effective (apprently) immediately, health insurers must now report "significant changes to their medical provider networks to the Ohio Department of Insurance." They'll also have to tell the Department just how they intend to communicate these changes to their insureds.
What's more, they have to notify the state at least 15 days before they contact their insureds. One supposes this is to enable the Department to oversee the transition, and (perhaps) protect policyholders from the potential for significant reductions in how their claims are covered.
I'm pretty sure that this is a "good thing."
[Hat Tip: Rick Byrne]