CRS report explores Exchanges
Posted on October 15, 2012 | No Comments
A report released last week by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) examines the Health Insurance Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The CRS report outlines the required minimum functions of exchanges, and explains how exchanges are expected to be established and administered under ACA. The coverage offered through exchanges is discussed, and the report concludes with a discussion of how exchanges will interact with selected other ACA provisions.
- QHP FAQ #7 addresses the issue of offering QHPs with the same benefits and cost sharing, but vary only in the network (Q 32).
- QHP FAQ #9 provides the definition of meaningful difference (Q 26).
- QHP FAQ #10 discusses the number of QHPs an issuer may submit for a federally-facilitated exchange (FFE) to be approved (Q 20).
- Instructions for QHP submission contains a chapter discussing suggested formats for justification that issuers may submit as part of the QHP application process, including a specific justification and documentation form.