Tag: Multi-State Plans

The Multi-State Plans Unveiled

The U.S Office of Personnel Management has revealed the insurer behind the Multi-State Plan options – and the availability of these plans in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Sabrina Corlette takes a look at what this program has to offer consumers.

Breaking Down the NAIC’s Comments

In comments to federal regulators on recent proposed rules, the NAIC added its voice to the chorus of stakeholders who have weighed in on some of the Affordable Care Act’s most significant protections. Katie Keith has highlights from the NAIC's four comment letters on the 2014 market reforms, essential health benefits, multi-state plans, and the rate review template.

Multi-State Plan Program Final Rule: OPM's Balancing Act

The Office of Personnel Management recently issued a final rule on the multi-state plan program in which it attempts to standardize contracting processes and state rules to, in theory, make it easier for insurers to enter new markets while limiting the extent to which multi-state plan issuers can bypass state consumer protections and preserving a level playing field in exchanges. Christine Monahan discusses how OPM has attempted to balance these competing pressures and discusses where multi-state plans may or may not have flexibility.

Oh Where, Oh Where Are The Multi-State Plans?

More than two months after the deadline for health insurance issuers to submit applications for the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) multi-state plan program, news is finally starting to trickle out about participating insurers and the first batch of states that are expecting to see multi-state plans on their exchanges. Christine Monahan shares the latest developments.

Action on Multi-State Plans, But Still No Specifics

Last week the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released its draft application for Multi-State Plans. Sabrina Corlette discusses what to expect going forward and takes a look at the questions that the draft tried to answer – and those it didn't.

The Top Three Questions on Multi-State Plans

With the deadline looming for comments on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) recent proposed rule implementing the Multi-State Plan Program, Christine Monahan poses three key questions stakeholders are thinking about.

Get Ready for the Rulemaking!

The election results mean full steam ahead with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The ultimate success of the law will hinge on decisions yet to be made by the federal agencies and the states. Sabrina Corlette blogs about the flurry of regulations and guidance we can expect in the coming days and weeks.

More Detail on Multi-State Plans from Proposed Rules

The Office of Personnel Management has released new information about the Multi-State Plan Program, designed to inject new competition into state insurance markets. Sabrina Corlette examines their proposal and highlights some key issues for health care decision-makers.

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