DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE

Statutory Authority: 18 Delaware Code, Sections 311 and 2304 (18 Del.C. §§311 and 2304))

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED

1501 Medicare Supplement Insurance Minimum Standards.

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER DONNA LEE H. WILLIAMS hereby gives notice that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in the Consumer Services Conference Room of the Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware. The hearing is to consider amending Regulation 1501 (formerly Regulation 41) relating to Medicare Supplement Insurance Minimum Standards.

The purpose for amending Regulation 1501 is to adopt the changes to the model regulation approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as of September 8, 2004, changes to guaranteed insurability and miscellaneous style and semantic changes.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with 19 Del.C. § 311 and the Delaware Administrative Procedures Act, 29 Del.C. Chapter 101. Comments are being solicited from any interested party. Comments may be in writing or may be presented orally at the Hearing. Written comments, testimony or other written materials concerning the proposed change to the regulation must be received by the Department of Insurance no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday December 1, 2004, and should be addressed to Deputy Attorney General Michael J. Rich, c/o Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904, telephone 302.739.4251.

8 DE Reg. 672 (11/01/04)