On June 24th the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new, consumer-friendly HealthCare.gov website and a 24-hour consumer call center to help prepare for enrolling in the health Insurance marketplaces.
On July 2, the Obama administration announced that the employer mandate, which requires employers with 50 or more employees to offer health insurance coverage to their employees or pay a penalty, will be delayed until 2015.
On January 22nd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule concerning eligibility, enrollment and cost-sharing for Medicaid and for plans offered on insurance marketplaces.
We are excited to report that we had a record number of participants from 39 states in this year’s Washington Days event February 27-March 1. More than 300 attendees participated in a total of 220 Hill visits, 65 of which were meetings scheduled with Congressional members (16 Senators and 49 Representatives).
As we get closer to the October 1, 2013, the open enrollment date for the state health insurance marketplaces (also referred to as exchanges), implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues on many fronts.
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new Patient-Focused Drug Development Initiative to gather more information from patients about their individual disease burden and perspectives on treatment benefits and risks.
On November 20, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released several long-awaited proposed regulations implementing private insurance market reforms relating to essential health benefits (EHB), actuarial value, fair insurance premiums and employer wellness programs.