Tag: Essential Benefits

Step 1: Meeting Consumers Where They Are

As the health care industry continues to change and evolve, meeting consumers where they are and providing individuals and families with accessible, easy-to-understand information about their coverage options has remained a top priority for health plans. Continue reading

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What’s driving 2015 premiums

As states continue to report on proposed 2015 rates, wide variations in premiums have emerged. This should be no surprise. Several factors impact how much consumers pay for coverage, with premium increases varying by state and even region. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Health Reform Law “May Not Be So Affordable for Some Nevadans”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an article out today on the health reform law’s effect on premiums, finding “the Affordable Care Act may not be so affordable for some Nevadans.” Continue reading

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EHB Requirement and Health Insurance Tax Lead to Concerns About Affordability

An article on NJSpotlight.com, Expect to Pay More for Policies Purchased On State Health-Benefit Exchange, looks at how the essential health benefits requirement will drive up premiums. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on Essential Health Benefits

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. Continue reading

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AHIP Comment Letters on ACA Regulations

AHIP recently submitted comment letters on several proposed ACA regulations released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Continue reading

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New AHIP Infographic on Impact of ACA’s Essential Health Benefits Requirement

Starting on January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all health insurance policies sold in the individual market and to small employers to cover minimum Essential Health Benefits (EHB), which include items and services within at least 10 categories of benefits; no cost-sharing for preventive care; no annual or lifetime limits on coverage; and a minimum “actuarial value” of sixty percent. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on ACA Implementation

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni released the following statement on proposed rules released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Continue reading

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AHIP Senior Vice President on the Affordability Challenges of the Health Reform Law

AHIP Senior Vice President of State Policy Candy Gallaher wrote an article for the newsletter of the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society on the affordability challenges accompanying implementation of the health reform law. Continue reading

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Politico Pro: AHIP’s Ignagni Addresses Drivers of Health Care Costs

Politico Pro picked up AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni’s remarks about the health care law driving up costs at AHIP’s State Issues Conference on Friday. Continue reading

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