Dec. 17, 2012

Rules on Major Reform Provisions Released

On Nov. 20, the Administration released three proposed rules for several critical Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions:

  • Exchanges: Essential health benefits, actuarial value, quality and accreditation standards.
  • Health Insurance Market Rules: Includes guaranteed issue, guaranteed renewability, community rating, single risk pool, requirements for catastrophic health plans and student health coverage, and rate review.
  • Wellness Programs: Includes requirements for employer-based wellness programs along with consumer non-discrimination provisions.

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