New Federal Regulations Tighten Restrictions On Short-Term Insurance

(June 15, 2016, 3:08 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government published proposed regulations on June 10 designed to curtail consumers’ use of short-term health insurance plans, which are generally exempt from Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements

(Regulations available. Document #93-160622-011X.)

Short-term health insurance plans are designed to fill temporary gaps in health insurance coverage, generally when an individual is transitioning from one plan to another. The plans are not listed as an “excepted benefit” under the ACA. However, short-term plans are nonetheless exempt from the minimum benefits...
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