Posts for ACA Implementation

New rules on Special Enrollment Periods give consumers more flexibility to get covered

Once open enrollment ends a person can only join a Marketplace health plan, or change to a different one, if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).

Network Adequacy: Are We There Yet? We're Getting Closer!

If you’re looking for summer plans, look no further! From now until September, it’s time to weigh in on 2016 Marketplace plans.

Measurement That Matters: A Starting Point to Get to “Better, Smarter, Healthier”

In January, we asked “How do we get to better, smarter, healthier?” One of the steps we identified was developing better people-centered health quality measures. The IOM recently released a report that has the potential to be a game changer.

The Takeaway: More Please

The most significant development of the week at the intersection of health care policy and politics was the Obama administration’s crackdown on insurers for evading the rules about free preventive services as they apply to contraception.

Cross-Post: What do the new contraceptive coverage rules mean?

National Women’s Health Week kicked off with an exciting announcement on Monday. The Obama Administration issued new guidance clarifying that all new health insurance plans have to cover all methods of contraceptive care without charging extra.

IRS Final Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals: The Work Ahead

2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for non-profit hospital community benefit. The Hospital Accountability Project team has been closely tracking developments in the non-profit hospital sector and in communities across the nation.

There Is No Time like the Present to Talk about EHB Benchmarks!

Yes, you heard it right – it’s time to do essential health benefits selection…again.

VITA Volunteering: A First-Hand Glimpse Into the Intersection of the ACA and Taxes

This year my tax season did not start and end, as it typically does, with the latest Turbo Tax software and single W-2 form. Instead the season began a lot earlier and revolved around a trio of brand new Affordable Care Act tax forms.

The ACA Is About People, Not Politics

Over the past five years, we have watched the Affordable Care Act go from a hotly contested piece of legislation to a hotly contested law that, despite non-stop efforts to undermine it, has given millions of American’s access to health care.
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