On February 22, 2017, New York State published parts of the new Paid Family Leave (PFL) regulations in draft form. They now enter a 45-day public commenting period, and changes could still be made before final versions are released. While we do know that Paid Family Leave will be community rated, the exact rating mechanism along with the actual rates themselves are yet to be determined. Stay Tuned!!
CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Increase Patients’ Health Insurance Choices for 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for 2018, which proposes new reforms that are critical to stabilizing the individual and small group health insurance markets to help protect patients. This proposed rule would make changes to special enrollment periods, the annual open enrollment period, guaranteed availability, network adequacy rules, essential community providers, and actuarial value requirements; and announces upcoming changes to the qualified health plan certification timeline. We will keep you posted on the progress.