Where to Go for Help

Where to go for help when you have a problem with your private health insurance

When to go to your state regulators for help

Most states are responsible for enforcing Affordable Care Act (ACA) standards that apply to fully insured health plans, including those sold to individuals and small employers. The exception to this is in states that fail to enforce the ACA standards and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for enforcement. See the table below for contact information for state departments of insurance.

When to go to federal regulators

A federal law known as ERISA governs employer-sponsored coverage, whether fully insured or self-insured, and enforcement of these rules is carried out by the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL). You can contact the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/contactEBSA/consumerassistance.html.

To find an EBSA contact for your state, see https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/about-us/regional-offices.

State Department of Insurance websites

State Department of Insurance Website
Alabama http://www.aldoi.gov/
Alaska https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/ins/
Arizona http://www.id.state.az.us/
Arkansas http://www.insurance.arkansas.gov/
California http://www.insurance.ca.gov/

http://www.dmhc.ca.gov/

Colorado http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-HealthIns/CBON/DORA/1251615908885
Connecticut http://www.ct.gov/cid/site/default.asp
Delaware http://www.delawareinsurance.gov/
DC http://disb.dc.gov/page/insurance
Florida http://www.floir.com/
Georgia http://www.oci.ga.gov/
Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/
Idaho http://www.doi.idaho.gov/
Illinois http://insurance.illinois.gov/
Indiana http://www.in.gov/idoi/
Iowa http://www.iid.state.ia.us/
Kansas http://www.ksinsurance.org/
Kentucky http://insurance.ky.gov/
Louisiana http://www.ldi.louisiana.gov/
Maine https://www1.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/
Maryland http://insurance.maryland.gov/...
Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/doi-lp/
Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/difs/
Minnesota https://mn.gov/commerce/indust...
Mississippi http://www.mid.ms.gov/
Missouri http://insurance.mo.gov/
Montana http://www.csi.mt.gov/
Nebraska http://www.doi.nebraska.gov/
Nevada http://doi.nv.gov/
New Hampshire http://www.nh.gov/insurance/
New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/index.html
New Mexico http://www.osi.state.nm.us
New York http://www.dfs.ny.gov/
North Carolina http://www.ncdoi.com/
North Dakota http://www.nd.gov/ndins/
Ohio http://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Oklahoma http://www.ok.gov/oid/
Oregon http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/ins/index.html
Pennsylvania http://www.insurance.pa.gov/Pa...
Rhode Island http://www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/insurance/
South Carolina http://www.doi.sc.gov/
South Dakota http://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/
Tennessee http://tn.gov/commerce/
Texas http://www.tdi.texas.gov/
Utah https://insurance.utah.gov/
Vermont http://www.dfr.vermont.gov/
Virginia http://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/
Washington http://www.insurance.wa.gov/
West Virginia http://www.wvinsurance.gov/
Wisconsin http://oci.wi.gov/
Wyoming http://doi.wyo.gov
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