Amici, Insurers Say ACA Fixed Indemnity Rule Oversteps Powers

Mealey's (March 2, 2016, 2:44 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — States traditionally regulate insurance and have measures in place to prevent confusion about fixed indemnity plans, 11 states told a federal appeals court Feb. 29 (Central United Life Inc., et al. v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., No. 15-5310, D.C. Cir.).

(States’ amicus brief available. Document #93-160330-007B.)

In 1944, Congress enacted the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), which set nationwide health insurance plan standards. The PHSA was amended by the Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act in 1996. Enacted in 2010, the Patient Protection...
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