The Assembly Appropriations Committee is considering AB 1554 by Assembly member Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) (Bill status, 4/25). The legislation would require health plans to seek approval for premium increases from state regulators. The measure was amended to require the Departments of Managed Health Care and Insurance to work together on standards for reviewing proposed rate increases (Bill text, 4/25).
A bill by Assembly member Alberto Torrico (D-Fremont) would require health plans that contract with CalPERS to provide the fund's board with a report documenting use of and spending on hospital services for each member (Bill text, 4/19). AB 1296 is before the Assembly Appropriations Committee (Bill status, 4/24).