Insurance Exchanges

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposes a significant change in how and to whom premium tax credits are dispersed, proposing a flat rate adjusted only by age. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) bases its premium tax credit calculation on three factors: age, income and local cost of insurance premiums. While there has been extensive […]

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  • Maps
    County-by-County Premium Variation

    County-by-County Premium Variation

    Health Insurance Marketplace Second Lowest Cost Silver Plan by County, 2017 (Calculated for 40-year old individual, non-smoker, based on 2017 insurance premiums) The map below illustrates county-by-county premium variation in states for the second-lowest cost silver plan offered through the health insurance marketplaces in 2017. This map corresponds with our brief: Health Care is Local: Impact […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP Leaders’ Summit: Views on the Current Congressional Debate

    In signaling that it will craft its own health reform proposal, the U.S. Senate opens the door for new approaches to address cost, coverage, and access. In tandem, state officials are assessing the impact of potential changes and weighing their options. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently “took the pulse” of state […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    How Massachusetts SHOP-ed for a new Small Group Marketplace

    Earlier this spring, the Massachusetts Health Connector (Health Connector), the health insurance exchange of the commonwealth, announced that it would be joining Washington, D.C.’s, exchange, DC Health Link, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration to develop a joint platform for their small business exchanges. This partnership is an exciting example of the collaborative possibilities for states. By […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    HHS Invites More 1332 Waiver Requests Citing Alaska

    Quick Summary of the Alaska Reinsurance Plan Yesterday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price issued a letter to governors encouraging them to take advantage of Sec. 1332 State Innovation Waivers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cited Alaska ‘s 1332 waiver request to HHS as an example. Alaska’s waiver seeks federal funds […]

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  • The State of State Health Policy: Governors’ 2017 State of the State Addresses

    State of the State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, […]

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  • Latest Data on SBEs & SBM-FPs Enrollment

    The 2017 open enrollment period for individual coverage has now ended. The figures below represent the latest data on exchange enrollment for states that operate State-based Marketplaces (SBMs) or State-based Marketplaces on the federal platform (SBM-FPs). [i] “Covered California Finishes Fourth Open Enrollment with More Than 412, 000 New Consumers and Strong Participation from Young Enrollees” […]

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    February 28, 2017 | Filed under: Charts, Eligibility and Enrollment, Front Page, Insurance Exchanges

  • Publications

    Proposed HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its latest omnibus rule proposing a series of changes impacting insurance markets and the health insurance marketplaces. Our latest blog and accompanying memo break down a few key concerns for states as they finalize their comments due on October 6, 2016. Memo: Proposed […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Five Things to Watch from HHS’s Latest ACA Proposed Regulations

    On September 6, 2016 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its latest proposed Notice of Benefit Payment Parameters; the annual omnibus rule to put into place regulatory changes impacting the health insurance marketplaces for the next plan year. Notably, the proposal was released several months earlier than usual this year, likely as a […]

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  • Webinars

    Presentation by Equifax on “The Work Number Database”

    This State Health Exchange Leadership Network call, held on January 20, 2016, featured a presentation by representatives from Equifax on the capabilities of the the company’s TWN Database to support state-based insurance marketplaces in improving income verification activities and alerting consumers about changes in life circumstances that could have repercussions for the health insurance subsidies […]

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    January 22, 2016 | Filed under: Insurance Exchanges, Webinars