HHS Proposed Rules on Exchange Implementation Requirements

A new report authored by Manatt Health Solutions highlights the provisions that will impact state planning and implementation of exchanges. The report examines the aspects of the HHS proposed rules that provide more detail on the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), enrollment periods and effective dates in the individual market, and the exchange establishment process and criteria. This brief discusses the regulations and commentary that clarify the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or provides new insight into the collective thinking dominating the discussion on exchanges.