States’ Approaches to Qualified Health Plan Certification

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State health insurance exchanges have unique strategies for certifying health plans for people to purchase through the exchange beginning on October 1, 2013. Some exchanges plan to selectively contract and negotiate prices with plans; others plan to add standards for plans beyond the federal requirements; and others are accepting all plans that meet the federal requirements. This chart highlights information about state approaches to qualified health plan certification, providing key insights about state exchanges’ approach to certification in the first few years of exchange operations.

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Date: May 2013
Author: State Refor(u)m