Now that the election is over and it’s clear that the Affordable Care Act will be implemented, the Obama administration is moving forward today to implement key provisions in the health care law
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing proposed rules on pre-existing conditions, essential health benefit plans, and wellness plans; click here for more information.
There’s a briefing call TODAY, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 12 noon Pacific Time
Call #: 888-810-9644
The Obama administration issued the following:
- A proposed rule that, beginning in 2014, prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against individuals because of a pre-existing or chronic condition. For more information regarding this rule, visit: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2012/11/market-reforms11202012a.html.
- A proposed rule outlining policies and standards for coverage of essential health benefits. For more information regarding this rule, visit http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2012/11/ehb11202012a.html.
- A proposed rule implementing and expanding employment-based wellness programs to promote health and help control health care spending, while ensuring that individuals are protected from unfair underwriting practices that could otherwise reduce benefits based on health status. For more information regarding this rule, visit: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2012/11/wellness11202012a.html