Voters Bring 3 State Insurance Commissions Back Into Office | Think Advisor

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Most states allow the governor to appoint an insurance commissioner.

Many states did not hold gubernatorial elections this fall. In most states that voted for governor, the incumbent or incumbent party won.

At press time, Maryland and Massachusetts were voting to switch the governor’s party affiliation. Both states currently have Republican governors and will have Democratic governors in 2023.

Wes Moore won 59% of the vote for governor of Maryland, and Maura Healy won 63% of the vote for governor of Massachusetts.

Four states – Alaska, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon – held gubernatorial elections with no results yet.

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Here are three statewide voting insurance companies that might come up in conversations with your clients.

Colorado — Prop. 122: Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances

This measure decriminalizes the personal possession and use of psilocybin, psilocin, dimethyltryptamine, ibogaine, and mescaline by people over the age of 21 and allows states to permit the supervised medical use of these substances. I’m looking for

The board responsible for implementing measures will include members with health insurance experience. One of the board’s mandates is to consider whether health insurance companies should cover these types of plant-based natural remedies.

The bill appears to have passed with 50.66% of the vote.

All counties report results.

number of votes here.

Massachusetts — Question 2: Dental Insurance Regulation

The law requires dental insurers serving the people of Massachusetts to spend at least 83% of premium income on dental costs and efforts to improve the quality of care, rather than administrative costs and profits. increase.

The bill passed with 71.3% of the vote so far.

Massachusetts has yet to post state-collected results. Her WCVB, a Boston television station, posted preliminary results collected by the AP. WCVB Election Results Report here.

AP estimates that these numbers include 90% of the votes.

Oregon — Bill 111: State must ensure affordable access to healthcare while balancing requirements to fund schools and other essential services

This bill would change the Oregon Constitution to make access to affordable health care a fundamental right and balance that right with the state’s need to pay for schools and other essential services. It will be.

The bill appears to be losing with 49.54% of the vote.

64% of counties report results.

number of votes here.

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