Facts & Resources
Final Rule Represents an Important Step Forward but More is Necessary to Promote Affordable Coverage
Making health coverage more affordable and helping the 49 million uninsured Americans obtain coverage are fundamental goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Beginning in
The Essential Health Benefits Coalition (EHBC/Coalition) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the proposed rule, “Standards Related to Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, and Accreditation,” issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (Department/HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and published in the November 26, 2012 Federal Register.
This is a country-wide survey in regards to how Health Insurance Exchange is implemented as well as the EHB Benchmark Plan Selection.
Ensuring Coverage Affordability Must be Central Objective in Implementing Essential Health Benefits (EHB) Package
The Essential Health Benefits Coalition (EHBC) appreciates that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognized the crucial need for state flexibility in its transitional strategy to implement the essential health benefits (EHB) package.
The Essential Health Benefits Coalition (“EHBC”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments in response to the “Essential Health Benefits Bulletin” as issued by Department of
A recent survey by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) of 923 small group plans and 170 large group plans found that employers already
State mandated health benefits rose to 2,156 nationwide in 2010. These mandates can increase the cost of health coverage from 10% to 50%. (Source: Council for Affordable Health Insurance, “Health Insurance Mandates in the States 2010″)
National Small Business Survey Reveals Prescription Drug Coverage Goals. Click on title to view the key findings.
Study Shows ACA Cost-Sharing Limits and Benefits Package Could Limit Bronze Options for Consumers. Click on the title to download study.
From 2000-2010, the growth in premiums tracked directly with the growth in benefits. (Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)