In response to President Trump’s October 12 executive order (EO), the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and Treasury have published proposed rules to expand the availability of health coverage sold through short-term, limited duration insurance (STDLI). The public has until April 23, 2018 to submit comments on these proposed rules; the new standards are slated to be effective 60 days after publication of the final rules.
Building On a Solid Foundation: Leveraging Current Programs and Infrastructure in Navigator Program Development
National Academy for State Health Policy – Rachel Dolan, Christina Miller, Kimm Mooney, and Anne Gauthier
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes health benefits exchanges and requires them to create a navigator program to assist consumers and small businesses as they apply for and enroll in coverage. This report, prepared by the National Academy for State Health Policy, highlights the progress of six states on their initial navigator program development. Also included are potential lessons from these states’ planning efforts. The brief also gives an overview of key design considerations, lessons on incorporating current state programs, and avenues for next steps.