Rate review standoff: Final rule irks both insurers, consumer advocates

Vesely, Rebecca
May 2011
Modern Healthcare;5/23/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 21, p12
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The article looks at the recent U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HHS) rule, which obliges healthcare insurance plan hikes of 10 percent and above. The rule will be implemented on September 1, 2011, extended from its original date of July 1, 2011 due to the request by the lobbying group America's Health Insurance Plans for further preparation by insurers on conducting rate reviews of their healthcare plans. HHS has sent 43 U.S. states and District of Columbia 44 million dollars worth of grants to enhance their review efforts for the new rule.


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