Policy & Law

HHS Issues Final Rule on State Health Insurance Exchanges

1 Mins read

 

HHS

 

HHS

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today published the final rule that will assist states in building more affordable health insurance exchanges. Beginning in 2014, one stop marketplaces called Exchanges will be operational, enabling consumers and small business to select a private health insurance plan and offer the public the same kinds of insurance choices as members of Congress.

The exchanges will help level the playing field and drive down costs with health insurers competing for American’s business. The exchange final rule includes standards for:

  • The  establishment and operation of an Exchange
  • Health insurance plans that participate in an Exchange
  • Determinations of an individual’s eligibility to enroll in Exchange health plans and in insurance affordability programs
  • Enrollment in health plans through Exchanges
  • Employer eligibility for and participation in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
As of February 22, 2012, 49 states and the District of Columbia have received Exchange Planning grants, while 33 states and the District of Columbia have received Exchange Establishment grants. HHS is continuing to provide technical assistance to states, including technical consultations, monthly user groups, working groups on core functions, and conferences.

For more information on today’s announcement, visit:

http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/07/exchanges07112011a.html

For more information on Exchanges, including fact sheets, visit http://www.healthcare.gov/exchanges.

     

Related posts
Health carePolicy & Law

Health Insurance Schemes: Find the Right One for Your Family by Doing This

3 Mins read
Besides being a major catastrophic failure, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a reality check for people worldwide. The overburdening costs of hospitalization,…
eHealthMedical EducationMedical InnovationsPolicy & Law

Grow Your Medical Practice Online: 6 Practical Steps

3 Mins read
Business models have changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The same is true even for the healthcare sector. The internet…
Policy & Law

The EU Regulations for Clinical Trials-Everything you Need to Know

2 Mins read
European Union is made up of 27 countries sharing an economic and quasi-political eco-system. The EU allows for free trade between its…