The First New Health Care Regulations in the Trump Administration

Date: 5/2/2017

Authors: Carolyn Smith and John Hickman, Alston & Bird LLP

On April 13, 2017, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations designed to help stabilize the individual and small-group health insurance markets. The new rules generally do not impact large-group plans. The rules also do not impact self-funded plans (whether large group or small group), grandfathered plans or insurance not subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, such as supplemental health benefits (including hospital indemnity and other fixed indemnity coverage and coverage for a specified disease or illness) or other excepted benefit coverage (such as dental, vision, accident or disability benefits). This article provides a high-level summary of key provisions in the final market stabilization rule.

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