Issue Briefs | Jul 11, 2013

Using Data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for Health Reform Evaluation

University of Minnesota – Pinar Karaca-Mandic and Jean M. Abraham

The following brief, prepared by experts at the University of Minnesota, provides background on data collected by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), including new types of data being collected for health reform monitoring purposes.  In its role as a regulatory support organization, the NAIC collects and compiles data from insurers classified as property and casualty, life, health, fraternal, or title insurers. In order to help regulators enforce the new provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the NAIC teamed with the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to design standard measures, definitions, and methodologies related to the regulatory targets of these provisions. This brief further explores the research opportunities (both within and across states) afforded by this new data being collected by the NAIC.