State of the States: California and Colorado Identify EHB Benchmark Plans

Last week, California became the second state in the nation to pass legislation adopting its essential health benefits benchmark plan while Colorado became the eighth state to publically recommend a benchmark plan. Max Levin summarizes these developments and provides an update on state implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits requirements. Continue reading

Consumer Representatives Issue Recommendations for Sweeping Insurance Reforms Under the Affordable Care Act

On August 11, 2012, the consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) debuted a a set of recommendations to ensure that state and federal lawmakers implement the Affordable Care Act’s insurance reforms in a way that meet consumers’ needs. Learn more about the consumer representatives’ recommendations and read the press release here! Continue reading