Can Regulation Improve Long Term Care Insurance? Lessons from the Medigap Experience

Journal of Aging and Social Policy
Vol. 7, No. 2
March 2003
Alecxih, L.M.B., Kennell, D.L., Fox, P.D., and T. Rice
pp. 19-40

This article uses recent experiences from the Medigap market to draw conclusions about the advisability of alternative methods of regulating the market for long-term care insurance. The analysis is based in part on interviews of state insurance regulators, insurance companies, and interest-group representatives. The authors conclude that some regulation of the market is appropriate, but that the structure and extent of regulation found in the Medigap market would likely be inappropriate for the long-term care insurance market at this time.

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