Regulation of Student Health Plans Under Federal and State Law: An Overview

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In March of 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation defining student health plans as individual health insurance under federal law. As a result, they are now subject to the same consumer protections afforded to all those covered by individual health insurance set forth in the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This issue brief examines student health plans, which cover over 1 million students, and investigates the interplay between federal and state regulation with regard to these plans.

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Date: May 2015
Author: State Health Reform Assistance Network