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FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM NEWS

News and information on the implementation activities associated with the Affordable Care Act. CCIIO grants open enrollment extension with "special enrollment period " for certain individuals. Updated March 31, 2014.

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2015 INSURANCE MARKET STANDARDS & REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Continuefamily in front of health insurance certificateIn a series of March releases, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed the framework under which regulators and insurers must operate in calendar year 2015. March 31, 2014

 

ACA EMPLOYER SHARED RESPONSIBILITY PROVISION RULES BECOME FINAL

The U.S. Treasury Department published final regulations implementing the “Employer Shared Responsibility” provisions of the Affordable Care Act. February 2014

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BUILDING A HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE

American FlagGeneral information, NCSL comment letters, and updates on the development of health insurance Marketplaces for 2014. The latest is new Navigator grants awarded for federally facilitated and State-Partnership Exchanges from Aug. 21.

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OVERVIEW

In March 2010, H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, P.L. 111-148), and H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA, P.L. 111-152), collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), became law.  Provisions in the statutes affect the financing, access, delivery, quality and virtually every facet of the health care delivery system for many years to come.  The ACA is comprised of ten titles that: make fundamental changes to the regulation of health insurance; restructure the insurance marketplace through establishment of American Health Benefit Exchanges; expand eligibility of the Medicaid program; offer an array of workforce, public health, and health care quality related provisions; and permanently reauthorizes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.  State options offered in the ACA, and new requirements make it essential for state policymakers to stay informed in order to make the most effective choices for their constituents.

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