In 2019, the Washington legislature enacted a bill requiring insurers on the state’s health insurance exchange to offer plans with standardized benefit designs, beginning in 2021. Colorado and Maryland are considering similar requirements. As these and other states consider the option of standardized health plans, they can benefit from the experiences of California, the District of Columbia (D.C.), Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Vermont, all of which require insurers to offer standardized benefit designs. This Expert Perspective outlines benefits and risks of plan standardization, and raises critical questions that states will need to consider, and offers a decision roadmap for states implementing a standardized benefit design requirement.
Medicaid Small Group Convening
The State Network hosted a Medicaid Small Group Convening on April 25-26, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The State Network hosted a Small Group Convening in Balitmore, MD on April 25-26, 2013, bringing together state officials and technical experts to discuss pressing Medicaid implementation issues. The agenda can be found here and selected presentations from the meeting are compiled and listed by session below.