The state of California has been active creating a brand new marketplace for health care — the California Health Benefit Exchange (CHBE). Health plans have been busy too, filing certification applications, creating products for CHBE and developing networks of providers to support the products. With all this activity, providers and purchasers are asking questions — lots of them. This webinar addresses the latest developments at CHBE and explores your most pressing concerns.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a 15-page document last week that provides guidance on the essential health benefits that must be included in the scope of coverage that insurance plans must meet in 2014 to sell in state-based health insurance exchanges. The guidance provides states with a choice of benchmark plans instead of dictating a single approach. The HHS guidance puts choice and flexibility in the hands of the states as they work to build their insurance exchanges.