Members of several Health Practice Council Committees provided presentations at the SOA Health Meeting on the criteria for evaluating long-term care reform, telehealth from an international perspective, and the current legislative and regulatory environment for health care reform.( )
The Medicare Subcommittee sent comments to the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on preserving and strengthening the Medicare program.
The Health Practice Council (HPC) sent comments to the Senate Finance Committee on improving the individual health insurance market and changing the approach to Medicaid funding.( )
The Risk Sharing Subcommittee published an issue brief examining the risk adjustment program implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implications for the program under different potential changes to current insurance market rules.( )
The Stop-Loss Work Group sent comments to the NAIC’s Capital Adequacy (E) Task Force concerning calibration of risk factors in the Stop-Loss Factors Report.( )
The Premium Review Subgroup submitted comments to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight on the final 2018 unified rate review template (URRT) instructions.( )
The Health Practice Council presented to the NAIC’s Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee on the potential changes to the Affordable Care Act through possible legislation and administrative actions, and subsequent actuarial considerations.( )
The Health Practice Council presented to the NAIC’s Health Actuarial Task Force on the potential changes to the Affordable Care Act through possible legislation and administrative actions and the actuarial considerations.( )
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee and the Medicaid Subcommittee sent comments to U.S. House Leadership on H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is intended to repeal and replace provisions in the Affordable Care Act.( )
The Medicaid Funding Work Group published an issue brief addressing key design elements of block grants and per capita caps in relation to program sustainability.( )
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee sent comments to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, related to association health plans.
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule on market stabilization.( )
Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello and Karen Bender, chairperson of the Academy's Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, submitted testimony on the effectiveness of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing.( )