Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment

08/09/2011 - 2:24pm

"This proposed rule would implement standards for States related to reinsurance and risk adjustment, and for health insurance issuers related to reinsurance, risk corridors, and risk adjustment consistent with title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, referred to collectively as the Affordable Care Act. These programs will mitigate the impact of potential adverse selection and stabilize premiums in the individual and small group markets as insurance reforms and the Affordable Insurance Exchanges (``Exchanges'') are implemented, starting in 2014. The transitional State-based reinsurance program serves to reduce the uncertainty of insurance risk in the individual market by making payments for high- cost cases. The temporary Federally-administered risk corridor program serves to protect against uncertainty in the Exchange by limiting the extent of issuer losses (and gains). On an ongoing basis, the State- based risk adjustment program is intended to provide adequate payments to health insurance issuers that attract high-risk populations (such as individuals with chronic conditions)." - from the text of the regulation

Regulation Documents

Date Type Document ID Download Comment Deadline
07/15/2011 Proposed rule. HHS-OS-2011-0022-0001 PDF|Text September 16, 2011 - 5:00pm Comment Now!