The NYS Health Benefit Exchange submitted a series of documents to HHS in advance of the state's in-person design review scheduled for October 9th and 10th in Bethesda, MD. The sections covered during the design review correspond with requirements of the State's Exchange Blueprint Application for Exchange Certification due November 16, 2012. A copy of the Blueprint application can be found here.
This report was prepared by Milliman, Inc. This report identifies the issues around the selection of the essential health benefits (EHB) benchmark and discusses the implications that the EHB choice will have on consumers, businesses, and the state. The report examines the implications of the EHB choice on mandated benefits and the policies offered to the individual and small group markets both in and out of the exchange.
On June 28, 2012, New York submitted a Level One application for the federal Exchange Establishment grant. The State received an award of $95.5 million for this grant on August 23, 2012. New York received a supplemental award of $19 million for this grant on September 20, 2013.
On August 2, 2012, the Health Benefit Exchange convened stakeholders to discuss preliminary results of Milliman's Essential Health Benefits study. There was an open public comment period and attendees were invited to provide feedback.
This report describes the small group products available in New York today, how these products align to the requirements of the ACA, and presents options for consideration to standardize products within the Exchange.
This report provides recommendations for New York's approach to addressing the ACA's risk adjustment and reinsurance requirements and implementing these programs. Risk adjustment is the method of adjusting premium rates for differences in underlying morbidity of a health plan's membership. Reinsurance describes methods for protecting health plans against high cost individuals.
Former Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order #42 to establish a statewide Health Exchange on April 12, 2012. The Executive Order established the New York Health Benefit Exchange within the Department of Health.
WHEREAS, the implementation of a Health Benefit Exchange and other reforms in New York will: (1) result in lower premiums for individuals and small businesses; (2) allow individuals and small businesses purchasing coverage through such Exchange to receive $2.6 billion in federal tax credits and cost sharing subsidies; and (3) provide one million additional New Yorkers access to affordable, comprehensive health insu