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Mar 27, 2012

On February 24, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin on calculation of actuarial value and cost-sharing. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information and solicit comments on the regulatory approach that HHS plans to propose to define actuarial value for qualified health plans and other non-grandfathered coverage in the individual and small group markets as well as to implement cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act. Comments on this bulletin were due by March 27, 2012.

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Policies
Mar 14, 2012

This report explores the critical interactions that third party assistors have with buyers and sellers of insurance in the New York market and presents various models for incorporating and compensating producers and other intermediaries in the New York Health Benefit Exchange.

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Reports & Research
Mar 13, 2012

This memo summarizes the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on state Medicaid spending in New York. The estimates in this memo are based upon results from a complete simulation using the Urban Institute’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model, New York Version (HIPSM -NY) and are intended to provide analytic support to the state’s policymakers.

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Mar 1, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provides states with the opportunity to develop health benefit exchanges – structured marketplaces for the purchase of health insurance coverage by small employers and individual purchasers. If New York State elects to do so, the law provides an array of design choices to the states in an effort to allow the exchanges to reflect varying preferences across the country.

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Feb 22, 2012

On December 30, 2011, New York submitted a Level One application for the federal Exchange Establishment grant. The State received an award of $48.5 million for this grant on February 22, 2012.

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Grants
Feb 16, 2012

This report lays out the work processes and the steps that must be completed in order for the New York Health Benefit Exchange to start taking applications for coverage on October 1, 2013.

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Reports & Research
Jan 31, 2012

On December 16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin on the essential health benefits. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information and solicit comments on the regulatory approach that HHS plans to propose to define essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Comments on this bulletin were due by January 31, 2012.

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Jan 9, 2012

On November 10, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft Exchange Certification Application. Certification is required for state-based Exchanges to ensure they meet federal standards and will be ready to offer health care coverage on January 1, 2014. The deadline for certification is January 1, 2013. In a State that does not achieve certification by the deadline, the Affordable Care Act directs the HHS Secretary to facilitate the establishment of an Exchange in that state. Comments on this draft application were due by January 9, 2012.

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Jan 1, 2012
The Affordable Care Act offers states an important opportunity to help low-income residents by providing significant federal funding to establish a Basic Health Plan (BHP). In this report, CSS explores the implications of offering a BHP in New York.
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Reports & Research
Dec 16, 2011

On December 16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin on the essential health benefits. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information and solicit comments on the regulatory approach that HHS plans to propose to define essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.  This primer document describes the key features of the essential health benefits described in the bulletin.

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