Transition Relief for Grandmothered Plans

Yesterday, CMS issued a separate bulletin to extend the transitional policy for “grandmothered” plans for one additional year. This policy allows for the transition to fully Affordable Care Act compliant coverage in the individual and small group health insurance markets until 2019.  CMS is releasing this bulletin to provide states additional flexibility and control over their health insurance markets.

In addition, HHS has released the Final Notice of Benefit of Payment Parameters for 2019. A summary in the CMS press release is available here.  We submitted comments in November, and are reviewing the final rule for any changes from the fall proposal.

The Trump Administration rewrites the ACA insurance rules to give states more power

The Trump administration rewrote health plan rules on Affordable Care Act marketplaces on Monday by shifting control of insurance standards from federal government to state and giving Americans new ways to avoid penalties lack of coverage

The rules add two broad exceptions to the Court of Auditors’ requirement that most consumers are insured. The change offers escape hatches, which will be two years retroactive, even before a current tax law, the penalties from 2019 completely repeals.

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Attention Former NAHU Members!

Spring into Action and see the attached flyer for NAHU’s latest membership campaign running  April 1 – 22.

Any new member or a member whose membership has lapsed 6 months or more is eligible to receive $50 off national dues.  Please share this with any associates or colleagues who should be a NAHU member.