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HHS official highlights benefits of two coverage plans in reform law
Modern Healthcare

As Republican lawmakers continue their push to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an HHS official highlighted two health coverage plans in the law designed to help Americans who are early retirees or who have pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, or EERP, reimburses participating employment-based plans for a portion of the costs of health benefits for early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses and dependents, according to Richard Popper, the director of insurance programs at HHS’ Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight.