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csimt 2015, Insurance, Legislature, Press Release

Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen today announced a bill that would prohibit insurance companies from forcing Montanans to undergo genetic testing  — especially when that information will be used to deny Montanans insurance or charge them more for it.

Lindeen’s Cost Saving “Medical Homes” Bill Advances to House

csimt 2013, Insurance, Legislature, Press Release

Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen applauded Monday the bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 84, which promotes a Lindeen initiative to lower the cost of health care. SB84 provides structure and standards for a Montana patient-centered medical home program, as well as necessary anti-trust protection for insurers to properly reimburse providers who adopt the model.

Funding Secured to Aid Scam Victims

csimt 2013, Legislature, Press Release, Securities

Governor Steve Bullock has signed into law a bill providing ongoing funding for the Securities Restitution Assistance Fund, a pool of money that helps victims of investment fraud get back on their feet. The legislation sponsored by Rep. Duane Ankney (R-Colstrip) at the request of Montana Securities Commissioner Monica Lindeen, helps victims of Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes and other investment fraud recover a portion of what they lost.