community rating system


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community rating system

a program of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that uses revenues and membership targets to determine health insurance premium rates. The HMO uses its own history in the calculation of rates, rather than any single employer's risk history. See also health maintenance organization.
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As the towns considered enrolling in FEMA's Community Rating System, they discussed creating a uniform building code to streamline participation in the program and to enhance resiliency across the three towns.
When city leaders like Mayor Strickland take advantage of important sustainability tools such as the STAR Community Rating System, they are helping to improve the quality of life for their residents, protect the natural environment and strengthen their local economy.
has received a 4-STAR Community Rating in the STAR Community Rating System.
Released last fall, the STAR Community Rating System (STAR) is an active roadmap and measuring system for community sustainability.
The City of Roseville's aggressive flood mitigation efforts have earned it top honors in the federal government's Community Rating System, making it the first community in the nation to receive a "Class 1" status for its residents.
According to HB 1622, beginning July 1, 1995 the state would operate under a modified community rating system (some variations allowed) that would lead to phasing in a pure community rating system beginning January 1, 1999.
Yet, at the same time, the medical society endorses a system where 100 percent of the insured in an area are included in a community rating system.
One risk-management strategy was to adopt a community rating system, which charged all members of a specified "group" the same premium.
As the community rating system proved unsustainable apart from compulsory insurance laws, other pricing strategies came to the forefront.
Lane County has lowered its flood insurance premiums by 15 percent after being accepted into the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System, the county said.
Specific work efforts within the SWMP are the design and construction of storm sewer and drainage infrastructure projects, flood plain management, administration support of FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS), and other storm water responsibilities.
The PRS is a program encompassing a Pearl Building Rating System (PBRS), a Pearl Community Rating System (PCRS) and a Pearl Villa Rating System (PVRS), introducing rating practices across the design and construction phases of development projects.
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