HHS Finalizes Market Place Stabilization Rule

The HHS has released its final marketplace stabilization rule which includes a broader ability to offer policies that are below the ACA standards as well as a reduced open enrollment period.

Document Excerpt

This rule finalizes changes that will help stabilize the individual and small group markets and affirm the traditional role of State regulators. This final rule amends standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market for the 2018 plan year; standards related to network adequacy and essential community providers for qualified health plans; and the rules around actuarial value requirements.

Link

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/18/2017-07712/patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-market-stabilization

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