Insurance Commissioner Lara announces appointment to the California Long Term Care Insurance Task Force
News: 2022 Press Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today announced the appointment of Becky Duffey, Executive Director of the California Association for Adult Day Services, to the California Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Task Force. Duffey joins the Task Force as the representative of adult day services providers pursuant to AB 567 (Calderon, Chapter 746, Statutes of 2019).
”Protecting the health and safety of Californians as they age is a top priority,” said Commissioner Lara. “Becky's experience as an advocate for expanding services for vulnerable communities is critical as we make recommendations for a statewide program that can close coverage gaps for older Californians.”
Created by the Governor’s signing of AB 567, the LTC Insurance Task Force, under Commissioner Lara's leadership, is exploring how a statewide long-term care insurance program could be designed and implemented to expand the options for people who are interested in insuring themselves should they encounter functional or cognitive disability that requires long-term care, services, and supports.
Over the next several months, the Task Force will solidify its recommended options for a statewide long-term care insurance program design and prepare a feasibility report for the Commissioner, the Governor, and the Legislature by January 1, 2023. The recommendations made by the Task Force in the feasibility report will then be analyzed in an actuarial report to ensure an adequate benefit within a solvent program which, if approved by the Task Force, will be submitted to the Legislature by January 1, 2024.
The next LTC Insurance Task Force meeting will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
More details are available at: www.insurance.ca.gov/boards. This position is uncompensated.
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Newly appointed member:
Becky Duffey is the Executive Director of the California Association for Adult Day Services. She currently spearheads advocacy and education efforts for the association, which represents over 200 adult day programs and community based adult services statewide. Duffey previously worked as the Development Director for FoodLink Tulare County, Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest, and was the Executive Director for Susan G. Komen of Eastern Washington. She also worked on three initiatives at Community-Minded Enterprises, one of which included the project “Health for All,” designed to provide equitable resources for access to health insurance for the uninsured and underinsured in Washington state prior to the federal Affordable Care Act. Duffey joins the Task Force as the representative of adult day services providers with no term limit.
Led by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, the California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. Consumers are urged to call 1-800-927-4357 with any questions or contact us at www.insurance.ca.gov via webform or online chat. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.