HHS denies WI request to delay insurance reform
February 16, 2012
“Today’s decision protects $13 million in estimated rebates that would have been lost for consumers under the Wisconsin’s proposal,” said Laurie Sobel, senior attorney with Consumers Union, the nonprofit advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. “Families struggling to afford health coverage can now count on a minimum level of value in health insurance.”
In announcing today’s decision, HHS officials noted that insurers in the state either already meet the new standard or are making adjustments to comply with the law. Starting this summer, policyholders will begin receiving notices of rebates and carriers will have to publicly report MLR levels.
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