As a part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) works closely with governors and the state insurance commissioners, consumers, and stakeholders to provide oversight for the Exchanges as well as implement other key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
CCIIO's current areas of emphasis include:
- Ensuring compliance with new insurance market rules, such as the Patient’s Bill of Rights
- Helping states review unreasonable rate increases and overseeing new Medical Loss Ratio rules
- Providing oversight for the State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges and compiling data for http://www.healthcare.gov/
- Administering the Consumer Assistance Program, Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan and Early Retiree Reinsurance Program