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Final 2015 HIX Rule Includes Measures to Stabilize Premium Rates
Health Leaders Media

Federal officials have released market standards and regulations for the PPACA exchanges. The final 2015 rule, released last week, includes risk program adjustments crafted to ease upward pressure on premium rates, more robust collection of quality information from insurers, and tighter standards for “navigators” who help people pick the HIX health plan that best suits their needs. In addition to those changes, the final rule requires health plans to make coverage decisions within 24 hours on essential prescription drugs that are not covered by the plan.