November 14, 2017
On Oct. 27, 2017, CMS proposed standards for issuers and exchanges for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2019. The rules are intended to increase flexibility in the individual market, improve program integrity and reduce regulatory burdens associated with the ACA in the individual and small group markets. The specific proposals are discussed below.
Lastly, CMS encouraged insurers to offer more qualified high deductible health plans to HSA-eligible individuals. This is consistent with several proposed congressional bills that would expand HSA funding.
The rules are only in proposed format now and won’t be effective until final regulations have been released unless CMS states otherwise.
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