Group health plans that fail to cover hospital care will not meet the minimum value health plan standard under the Affordable Care Act, according to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice issued Tuesday. The announcement impacts larger employers who were designing "skinny plans" to offer bare bones coverage to employees while avoiding the employer shared responsibility fee.
On June 30, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the small business health care tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tax credits are intended to make it more affordable for small businesses to buy health insurance for their employees.
In the federally-run Marketplace, 87% of those who selected a health plan are receiving premium tax credits, and are paying an average of $82/month. This is according to a new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On May 16, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rule on the Health Insurance Exchanges ("Marketplaces"). The rule finalizes policies regarding consumer notices, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), standards for Navigators and other consumer assisters, policies regarding the premium stabilization programs, and more.
On May 1, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released a comprehensive analysis of enrollments made through the new Individual Health Insurance Marketplaces during the first open enrollment period (October 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014), as well as during special election periods through April 19, 2014.
The latest ACA health insurance exchange ("Marketplace") numbers are in. Are Americans signing up for ACA coverage? Are they accessing the individual health insurance tax credits? How many Americans have signed up and who are they?
On January 9, 2014 the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an FAQ that provides questions and answers to various Market Reform topics including preventive services, limits on out-of-pocket costs, expatriate plans, wellness programs, fixed indemnity insurance, and mental health.
On December 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an Interim Final Rule that formally extends some of the health insurance exchange (aka "marketplace") deadlines and encourages insurers to provide additional extensions, if possible.
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