IHC: Change is Coming June 19

Just as you’ve started to get up to speed on recent changes to short-term medical plans, the federal government on April 18, 2017, issued another final rule that impacts the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how you do business. Intended to help stabilize the individual and small group health insurance markets, these new regulations take effect June 19, 2017.

They are as follows:

  • New open enrollment dates for 2018—consumers will have less time to buy coverage
  • Pre-enrollment verification for 100 percent of consumers seeking special enrollment
  • No more skipped premiums to cancel plans—back payments could apply

More flexibility in metal plan actuarial values

The articles published at healthedeals.com help keep consumers up to date on healthcare policy and inform them about supplemental health plans that can help them save money on medical bills. Share our latest posts with your clients and social media followers!

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