It barks, but will it bite? While HHS can review proposed insurance premium increases, it lacks the authority to actually stop them

Vesely, Rebecca
January 2011
Modern Healthcare;1/3/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p6
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The article discusses the proposed regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on December 21, 2010 that requires health insurers to disclose and justify increases of 10% or more in premium rate starting in July 2011. Officials from the federal and state government hope that increased transparency and publicity about increasing premiums will help discourage insurers from raising rates. A list of the criteria that would cause the HHS to conduct a review in lieu of a state is presented.


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