January 24, 2017
On Jan. 11, 2017, the Delaware Department of Insurance issued Bulletin No. 92, which proclaims the state’s intention to operate a federally-facilitated exchange (FFE) state partnership in 2018. The state’s responsibility in the partnership will be to continue to review and certify qualified health plan options to be offered through the exchange in both the individual and small group markets.
The remainder of the bulletin outlines the state’s insurance mandates with which the policies would need to comply, including coverage for essential health benefits, mental health parity, telehealth services, reimbursement of a licensed midwife and availability of provider directories for those with limited English proficiency and/or disabilities. It is worth noting that these mandates generally apply to insurance policies outside of the exchange as well.
Bulletin No. 92 »