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No surprises in final essential-benefits rule
Modern Healthcare

HHS on Wednesday released a final regulation on the health reform law’s essential health benefits, actuarial value and accreditation provisions that closely follows the department’s proposed rule from last November. The final rule maps out standards for the core set of benefits that health insurance issuers must cover in the individual and small group markets—both inside and outside of the health insurance exchanges—for 2014 and 2015.