Under this grant, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) will provide technical assistance to state insurance regulators who are responsible for implementing and enforcing the reforms in the private-insurance market under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, GPPI will help states with strategic planning and developing workplans, drafting interagency memorandums of understanding, implementing procedures state insurance agencies must adopt to comply with ACA, developing tools to help insurance regulators self-audit, and advising insurance regulators. The type of technical assistance required will depend in large part on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court with respect to the constitutionality of ACA. If the court rules that ACA or select provisions are unconstitutional, states may seek assistance with respect to new insurance legislation. In this event, GPPI will ensure that all technical assistance provided to state officials and staff is excepted from the definition of lobbying because it is either: (1) a response to a written request for technical assistance within the meaning of IRS regulations, or (2) nonpartisan research and analysis. Deliverables will include monthly calls and written reports on the technical assistance that GPPI provides to states, individual and group calls with states, site visits, policy and technical analysis, tools and templates, and presentations to state insurance commissioners and agencies.
Amount Awarded $634,285.00
Awarded on: 6/20/2012
Time frame: 7/1/2012 - 2/28/2014
Grant Number: 70028
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