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Sep, 2011
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 Exchange Functions in the Individual Market: Eligibility Determinations; Exchange Standards for Employers 


This proposed rule would implement certain functions of the new Affordable Insurance Exchanges (‘‘Exchanges’’), consistent with title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, referred to collectively as the Affordable Care Act. The Exchanges will provide competitive marketplaces for individuals and small employers to directly compare available private health insurance options on the basis of price, quality, and other factors. The Exchanges, which will become operational by January 1, 2014, will help enhance competition in the health insurance market, improve choice of affordable health insurance, and give small businesses the same purchasing clout as large businesses. The specific Exchange functions proposed in this rule include: Eligibility determinations for Exchange participation and insurance affordability programs and standards for employer participation in SHOP.
To read the full proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services click here.