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HCR Update: Essential Health Benefits Fact Sheets, Grandfathered Plans Update, etc.

Mar 12, 2012

Health Care Reform Update


March 2, 2012



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Early Retiree Reinsurance Program fund and submission update

It is official! The Early Retiree Reinsurance Program has received requests for reimbursement over the $5 billion in funding appropriated. So what does this mean for our customers?

 
On December 16, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services released a bulletin proposing that states pick one of four options to create a benchmark for defining the essential health benefits package.
 
 
According to the interim final rule for the grandfathering provision, a plan must maintain "continuous enrollment" to keep its grandfathered status. To comply with this part of the law, we will close grandfathered plans that have no members at renewal.

Now you have a single, reliable resource for health care reform information.

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