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Issue Brief

This educational slide deck, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, provides detailed information on Advance Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) and Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs). It is designed as a tool to educate navigators, certified application counselors, and other assistors, as well as Marketplace staff, eligibility workers, and others that need to understand and be able to explain how APTCs and CSRs work in practice.

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Date Created: Aug 11, 2013


Issue Brief

The following brief, prepared by experts at the University of Minnesota, provides background on data collected by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), including new types of data being collected for health reform monitoring purposes.

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Date Created: Jul 11, 2013


Issue Brief

This brief, prepared by Wakely Consulting Group, analyzes different options for premium rating methods for the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange. The details of the billing/employer contribution approaches are explored and insights are given into the benefits and challenges of each method.

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Date Created: Jul 11, 2013


Issue Brief

A number of provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from changes to income eligibility (section 2002) to coverage for freestanding birth center services (section 2301), require states to alter Medicaid eligibility guidelines, service benefits, or payment criteria.

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Date Created: Jul 11, 2013


Webinar

The State Coverage Initiatives program, in coordination with the State Network, hosted a webinar Tuesday, July 23 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT to discuss Small Business Health Option Programs (SHOP) notices and appeals. Sharon Woda and Adam Block from Manatt Health Solutions, and Lisa Sbrana and Kelly Smith from the New York Health Benefit Exchange (NYHBE) facilitated this event.

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Date Created: Jul 11, 2013


Issue Brief

This brief, prepared by Wakely Consulting Group, analyzes health plan participation in 10 state-based exchanges to provide an early indicator of the level of competition that market reforms and state-based exchanges are generating. In sum, carrier participation increased by 35 percent (52 to 70 issuers) when comparing the number of issuers applying to nongroup exchanges versus the number in the pre-reform base year.

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Date Created: Jun 11, 2013


Meetings & Presentations

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.

Date Created: May 12, 2013


State Materials

The State Health Access Data Assistance Network (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota prepared this chartbook summarizing the findings of the 2012 Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA) Enrollee Survey.

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Date Created: May 12, 2013


Meetings & Presentations

The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) hosted a Small Group Convening on May 30-31, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, bringing together state and federal officials as well as technical experts to discuss the varying data needs and reporting requirements related to state-based marketplaces (SBMs).

Date Created: May 12, 2013


Issue Brief

The National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) compiled this checklist to highlight the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid requirements that will take effect in the next two years, nearly all of which will apply to states regardless of whether the state chooses to expand Medicaid eligibility.

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Date Created: Apr 12, 2013