This brief presents states with a work plan that outlines the decisions and actions needed to implement the risk adjustment and reinsurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
The paper includes various implementation timelines based on several scenarios that reflect the flexibility states have in administering these programs. This work plan is meant for states that elect to allow the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to define and administer most of these programs, as well as those that choose to customize and administer these programs themselves. States will need to adjust work plans based on the goals, resources and other specifics of their health insurance marketplace.
- 1. Analysis of HHS Final Rules on Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment
- 2. Overview of Final Exchange Regulations
- 3. Overview of Final Medicaid Eligibility Regulation
- 4. State Milestones for ACA Implementation
- 5. Risk Adjustment and Reinsurance
- 6. Overview and Analysis of Proposed Exchange, Medicaid and IRS Regulations Issued on August 12, 2011
- 7. Analysis of HHS Proposed Rules on Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment
- 8. HHS Proposed Rules on Exchange Implementation Requirements
- 9. Ten Considerations for States in Linking Medicaid and the Health Benefit Exchanges