Tag: employers

COVID “Long Haulers” Can Carry Additional Burden of Getting Insurers to Cover Care

COVID-19 survivors may experience new symptoms well after their initial infection. Health systems offer these patients help with managing their conditions, but COVID-19 is a novel disease, and research demonstrating effectiveness of treatments for many post-COVID conditions is sparse. Karen Davenport takes a look at some of insurance implications of the dearth of information on “long COVID.”

July Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

July’s latest health policy research is provided by CHIR’s Nia Gooding in our monthly roundup. She reviews studies on health equity and health plan benefit design, 2022 insurer rate filings, and employer market power in hospital price negotiations.

The Future of the Affordable Care Act under President Trump: Stakeholders Respond to the Proposed Association Health Plan Rule. Part V: Departments of Insurance

In this final blog in our series reviewing stakeholder comments on the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to expand Association Health Plans, CHIR’s Emily Curran summarizes responses from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and nine state departments of insurance (DOI). While the DOIs expressed some areas of support for the proposed rule, their comments were largely negative, with most expressing deep concerns about the rule’s ambiguity.

MEC and MV: Keeping it All Straight When it Comes to Employer Plans

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces overlaps this year with many employer plan open enrollment periods, which has prompted some employees to ask questions about how their offer of employer coverage may affect their eligibility for premium tax credits. CHIR’s JoAnn Volk and Sandy Ahn take a look at what consumers need to know, especially if they’re offered a plan that doesn’t offer much coverage.

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