Health Policy & Consumer Education Bureau

The Health Policy & Consumer Education Bureau engages in data-driven policy-making in response to an ever-changing health insurance market. The bureau identifies and implements solutions to dynamic issues impacting access to health insurance for over 300,000 New Mexicans. We research and analyze data for issues such as surprise billing, access to care, and health insurance claims in an effort to allow data experience to determine changes in regulations or legislation, as appropriate.

The Health Policy & Consumer Education Bureau creates transparency through education, outreach, and development of web-based technology tools and engages stakeholder groups for the development of policy and enforcement strategies. The bureau develops and conducts the statewide Annual Health Insurance Road Show which provides attendees with timely information about the state of affairs surrounding the health insurance industry in New Mexico, raise awareness of consumer assistance available within the Office of Superintendent of Insurance, and trains agents, brokers, and consumers on new or revamped resources available.

The bureau has developed the following web-based resources to assist consumers, agents, and brokers with an updated and integrated website for Health Rate Review and commenting, assist in use of individual health insurance plans by creating an All-Carrier Provider Directory, and assist in the preparation phase for Open Enrollment plan choices by providing a never-before-offered one-stop Health Plan Comparison Tool which provides a side-by-side view of individual health plans available On- and Off-Exchange (New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange or Healthcare.gov).

Rate Review

www.nmhealthratereview.com
– View annual requested rates, approved rates, post a public comment

Provider Directory

PD.OSI.state.nm.us
– Search for healthcare providers near you by name, by the plan, by radius near you.

Plan Compare

OSICompareHealthPlans.org
Health Plan Comparison Tool – 5 simple steps to search On- and Off-Exchange plans

Helpful Resources

NAIC Insurer Complaint Ratings, please click here to access NAIC consumer resources.

New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange

 

beWellnm is New Mexico’s health insurance Marketplace where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance.

HealthCare.gov

Official site of the Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for this year’s coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how the law affects you.