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Issue Brief

The Affordable Care Act offers numerous opportunities to stabilize coverage and care for beneficiaries as their incomes fluctuate, and states can reduce the impact of churn between coverage programs with design and purchasing strategies that promote seamlessness.

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Date Created: Feb 12, 2012


State Materials

This document, produced by Wakely Consulting, is intended to provide a high level overview of the business functions that must be established, the type of work that must be undertaken, and a relative timeline and chronological order for establishing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.

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Date Created: Jan 31, 2012


Webinar

Parallel with the release of the issue brief of the same name, Ross Winkelman and colleagues from Wakely Consulting led a webinar explaining what decisions states need to make over the next two years to ensure a robust risk adjustment and reinsurance program.

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Date Created: Jan 12, 2012


Webinar

One of the biggest challenges – and opportunities – for states as they strive to implement the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions is the size and scope of technology solutions required to support exchanges in making eligibility determinations and enrolling consumers in coverage.

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Date Created: Dec 4, 2011


Work Plans & Timelines

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) much of the expanded coverage will be provided through health insurers offering products on the new health insurance exchanges. To ensure robust markets, exchanges must have in place processes for mitigating the financial risk to insurers associated with enrolling individuals with diverse health care needs.

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Date Created: Dec 1, 2011


Issue Brief

The Affordable Care Act allows states to create their own state-based health insurance exchanges or to allow a federally facilitated exchange to operate in the state. Proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also allow a partnership model where the federal and state governments share in the execution of exchange functions.

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Date Created: Dec 1, 2011


Issue Brief

State Affordable Insurance Exchanges (exchanges) are at the core of the coverage reform in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The exchanges establish a marketplace in which individuals and small employers can compare and select among affordable, quality health insurance options.

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Date Created: Nov 11, 2011


Webinar

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides subsidized coverage options for individuals up to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

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Date Created: Sep 1, 2011


Regulatory Analysis

Health insurance exchanges are the vehicle through which millions of Americans will gain access to coverage beginning in 2014. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its initial proposed rules on exchange implementation on July 11, 2011.

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Date Created: Aug 11, 2011


Regulatory Analysis

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) much of the expanded coverage will be provided through health insurers offering products on the new health insurance exchanges. To ensure robust markets, exchanges must have in place processes for mitigating the financial risk to insurers associated with enrolling individuals with diverse health care needs.

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Date Created: Aug 11, 2011