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.
On September 8, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on the “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility,” regarding DHS’ authority to refuse a noncitizen’s application for admission or application for visa adjustment (including receipt of a green card) on grounds that they are “likely at any time to become a public charge.” This expert perspective provides an overview of the final rule.
This expert perspective provides an overview of the eligibility and enrollment proposed rule released by CMS on August 31 and details how the proposed rule seeks to strengthen existing eligibility, enrollment, and renewal operational processes in an effort to close gaps in coverage and extend best practices identified by CMS and states in the course of preparing for unwinding the federal public health emergency (PHE). Comments on the proposed rule are due no later than November 7, 2022.