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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


Issue Brief

This brief, prepared by Wakely Consulting Group, reviews the components of a Call Center as a main face of the Exchange and part of a broader strategy for optimizing people, processes, and technology to support Exchange goals and objectives. It offers tips for Call Center strategy development and management best practices.

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Date Created: Mar 12, 2013


Issue Brief

Wakely Consulting Group has prepared this policy brief to aid state Exchanges in their contracting strategies with qualified health plans (QHPs). Section I of this brief describes many of the types of decisions that Exchanges should consider in preparing to launch a clean, effective QHP solicitation process.

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Date Created: Feb 12, 2013


Webinar

The ‘How Can Insurance Exchanges Strategically Approach the Selection and Management of Qualified Health Plans?’ took place on Thursday, February 14 at 2:00 pm ET, and was facilitated by Wakely Consulting Group.

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Date Created: Feb 12, 2013


Issue Brief

This issue brief, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, summarizes federal policy guidance and outlines requirements, options and key considerations for State-based Exchanges (SBEs) on Exchange premium collection functionality.

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Date Created: Jan 13, 2013


Issue Brief

Forum One Communications and GMMB have aided three State Network states in developing consumer-friendly websites aimed at tackling the difficult challenge of explaining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions to consumers.

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Date Created: Nov 13, 2012


Regulatory Analysis

Manatt Health Solutions, with support from the State Network, has prepared a high level summary of the tasks that states must accomplish to achieve certification of a State Partnership Exchange for Plan Management and/or Consumer Assistance. These tasks closely track the Blueprint for Approval of Affordable State-based or State Partnership Insurance Exchanges, with detailed annotations of tasks directly from the Blueprint.

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Date Created: Nov 13, 2012


Meetings & Presentations

State Coverage Initiatives hosted a Small Group Convening in Chicago, IL on October 4-5, 2012, bringing together technical experts and state officials to present and discuss issues surrounding Consumer Assistance. The presentations made at this meeting are compiled and listed by session.

Date Created: Oct 13, 2012


Meetings & Presentations

Heather Howard, director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network, testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health on September 12, 2012, as part of the Congressional subcommittee’s hearing on Implementation of Health Insurance Exhcanges and Related Provisions.

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Date Created: Sep 14, 2012


Work Plans & Timelines

November 16th, 2012 is the deadline for submission of the Blueprint application that certifies states to operate a State Based Exchange (SBE) or State Partnership Exchange. In order to aid states in achieving SBE certification, Manatt Health Solutions with support from the State Network, developed this document which identifies critical SBE implementation tasks.

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Date Created: Sep 12, 2012