BREAKING: HHS Dept. publishes 2015 Exchange Regulations

Hat Tip To: 
Rachana D. Pradhan

This Just In...

Thanks to Rachana D. Pradhan for the heads up. The HHS Department has just posted a 50-page PDF which lays out the regulations for insurers participating on the 2015 Federal ACA exchange.

I haven't read it yet (it literally went live just moments ago, and a lot of it is likely over my head anyway), but have at it...lemme know if you find anything noteworthy in it:

45 CFR Parts 146, 147, 148, 155, and 156
RIN 0938-AS32
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Annual Eligibility Redeterminations for Exchange Participation and Insurance Affordability Programs; Health Insurance Issuer Standards under the Affordable Care Act, Including Standards Related to Exchanges

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This final rule specifies additional options for annual eligibility redeterminations and renewal and re-enrollment notice requirements for qualified health plans offered through the Exchange, beginning with annual redeterminations for coverage for benefit year 2015. This final rule provides additional flexibility for Exchanges, including the ability to propose unique approaches that meet the specific needs of their state, while streamlining the consumer experience.