HHS issues proposed regulations for student health plans
In early February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released proposed regulations establishing rules for student health insurance coverage under the health care reform law.
In the proposed regulations, HHS defines "student health insurance coverage" as a type of individual health insurance coverage for purposes of implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or health care reform law). HHS proposes that all health care reform provisions that apply to individual health insurance coverage should apply to student health plans in the same way, with two exceptions - preventive care and lifetime limits.
For other key issues, HHS is requesting comments. Public Policy will be working with subject matter experts to ensure our comments on this regulation are submitted to HHS.
To account for the latest guidance, we have updated this fact sheet.