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Fate of noncompliant health plans falls to state regulators
Modern Healthcare

President Barack Obama’s decision last week to allow individual and small-group health plans that don’t meet the mandates of the healthcare reform law to be renewed for 2014 is spurring widely disparate responses from state insurance regulators across the country. The onus is on those regulators to decide whether to allow noncompliant plans to continue serving current subscribers through 2014.

A delegation of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners met at the White House Wednesday with Obama, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other officials to address their concerns about president’s fix for a wave of insurance cancellations in the individual market.