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Department of Insurance The Virginia Department of Insurance regulates insurance companies as well as agents and brokers. They receive and respond to consumer complaints.
Office of the Governor The Governor serves as the chief executive officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He and his appointees execute laws related to health care and business.
Insurance Industry Trade Associations
National Association of Health Underwriters
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 20,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is an association of insurance commissioners. The AIC's mission is to assist state insurance regulators, individually and collectively, in serving the public interest and achieving fundamental insurance regulatory goals in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner.
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-Virginia (NAIFA-California)
NAIFA is an association of members who focus their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA advocates for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhances business and professional skills, and promotes the ethical conduct of our members.
Virginia Association of Health Plans -Association of Health Plans (CAHP) is a statewide trade association representing more than 39 full-service health care plans. Through legislative advocacy, education, and collaboration with other member organizations, CAHP works to sustain a strong environment in which the member plans can provide access to products that offer choice and flexibility to the more than 21 million Californians they serve.
America's Health Insurance Plans
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) serves as the voice of America's health insurers. AHIP is the national association representing nearly 1,300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans. Member companies offer medical expense insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, dental insurance, supplemental insurance, stop-loss insurance and reinsurance to consumers, employers, and public purchasers.
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., with a growing role in global health. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies.
Health Affairs Journal
Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. All papers are peer-reviewed, and the acceptance rate is 10–15 percent. Published since 1981, Health Affairs is nonpartisan and presents a wide range of timely research and commentary on health issues of current concern in both domestic and international spheres.