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A closer look at CMS' new standardized exchange plan options

The now-finalized set of regulations for health plans that operate on the Affordable Care Act marketplace make good on the government's plan to create standardized exchange plan options despite some pushback from industry stakeholders.

CMS says it will defer to states for network adequacy standards

Following criticism from the health insurance industry, the federal government has backed off portions of its proposed rule that would more strictly regulate health plans' network adequacy at the federal level.  

Feds want Healthcare.gov to become an active purchaser

The government wants to take a more active role in selecting and designing health plans available on Healthcare.gov--similar to the approach California takes with its exchange.  

With fee to use Healthcare.gov looming, states eye other options

Now that the federal government plans to charge some states a fee to use Healthcare.gov, officials in those states are trying to decide how they want to manage certain functions of their health insurance marketplaces and are considering collaborating with other states, the  National Journal  reports.  

CMS to tighten rules for special enrollment periods

In response to health insurers' concerns about the Affordable Care Act special enrollment periods, the federal government plans to tighten its regulations to thwart "bad actors" on the exchanges who can be costly to the plans covering them.  

Special enrollment periods costly and open to abuse, insurers warn

Among the slew of criticisms highlighted in recent comment letters about proposed Affordable Care Act marketplace reforms, one major theme emerges--insurers are very concerned about consumers' use of special enrollment periods.  

AHIP, insurers criticize proposed ACA marketplace reforms

Healthcare industry stakeholders--and particularly, insurers--have a lot to say about the government's proposed host of reforms for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.  

Proposed ACA marketplace reforms address consumer, insurer concerns

Seeking to improve the experience of consumers and health insurers alike, the federal government has proposed a host of reforms for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.