AHIP Statement on Essential Health Benefits

Washington, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni released the following statement in response to the final rule on essential health benefits released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

“We appreciate the work the administration has done to balance the requirements of the statute with the need for affordable coverage, including giving states more control over their benchmark plan and preserving flexibility in benefit design.  At the same time, the minimum essential health benefits standard will still require many individuals and small businesses to purchase coverage that is more comprehensive and more expensive than they choose to purchase today.  As the reform law is fully implemented, it will be important to keep in mind how the EHB requirement interacts with other provisions in the law that will add to the cost of health care coverage, such as the new health insurance tax and restrictions on age rating.”

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