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Two may be a crowd in California insurance oversight
Modern Healthcare

California should consider merging its two insurance regulatory agencies in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study that renews a contentious debate over how the state should oversee health plans.California is the only state in the nation to have two agencies overseeing health insurance. The California Department of Insurance covers traditional indemnity insurance and some PPOs, while the Department of Managed Healthcare, has traditionally regulated HMOs but recently picked up some types of PPOs.