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Non-Profit Health Plans Want Tax-Status Disclosure on HIX
HealthLeaders Media

Nonprofit health insurance plans continue to dominate customer satisfaction and quality lists, and they want consumers to know about it.

Bruce McPherson, president and CEO of the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care, says federal and state health insurance exchanges should do more to make the tax status of health plans readily available to consumers.

“The research has shown that consumers do think there is a difference and it is important,” McPherson says. “Right now both in the federal exchange and the state exchanges under the federal rules for every plan that is offered they have to provide consumers with a summary of benefits and coverage form. All of the key information is there for the consumer in a user-friendly format. The one item that we had urged (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) to include would indicate if it’s a non-profit or a for-profit health plan.”