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.
Basic Health Plan: Is it an option for your State?
Manatt Health Solutions – Deborah Bachrach and Melinda Dutton
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides subsidized coverage options for individuals up to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. States are responsible in large part for implementing the coverage expansions, and the ACA provides states the option to set up a Basic Health Plan (BHP) for individuals between the Medicaid expansion income limit (138 percent) and 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. This webinar by Manatt Health Solutions was designed to educate and aid states in analyzing and making a decision whether to pursue the BHP option as part of their broader ACA implementation strategy. The slides provide an overview of the statutory requirements, followed by a step-by-step analysis of the financial and operational issues, as well as the impact on delivery systems and state exchanges.