In light of recent postal delays and housing displacements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis, and a wave of natural disasters across the country, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies face new challenges communicating with their enrollees about their health coverage. Acting now to mitigate these challenges is essential as states are preparing for the end of the public health emergency (PHE) and “catching up” on coverage renewals for a large portion of their enrollees. This expert perspective reviews strategies that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies may consider to help mitigate coverage losses.
Webinar: Considerations for 2016 Health Insurance Rate Development, Filing and Review
Ken Ehresmann and Julia Lerche, Wakely Consulting Group
For the first time, many issuers will have a full year of claims experience upon which to base their ACA rates for 2016. Though there will continue to be some unknowns, such as the final 2014 risk adjustment transfers and the health status of those who continue to take up insurance, the availability of 2014 claims data will change the way rates are developed and reviewed for 2016. This webinar explored the considerations for 2016 rate development, filing and review based on a compilation of CMS regulations and guidance as well as insights from Wakely Consulting Group Actuaries.
The webinar examined these and other changes that will impact 2016 rate filings and rate review, including changes announced in the 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, the 2016 Issuer Letter, and QHP and Unified Rate Review templates and instructions. It also included a discussion of the new requirements for Effective Rate Review programs related to public disclosure of rate filings.
The webinar slides can be found at the “download” button and a webinar recording can be found here.