Health Insurance Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued final rule stating the future health insurance exchange (“Exchange”) and insurance issuer standards related to coverage of essential health benefits (EHB) and actuarial value. The final rule further establishes a timeline for when qualified health plans (QHPs) should be accredited in federally facilitated Exchanges.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a final rule concerning Health Insurance Exchanges (“HIE”) on March 12, 2012.  The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2012.  In late March, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and