Volumne 12, Issue No. 1
February 4, 2014

Affordable Insurance Exchanges

States Can Be Flexible in Creating “Affordable Insurance Exchanges”

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

New federal regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) give States considerable flexibility in creating “Affordable Insurance Exchanges,” an important part of health care reform. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires each State to have in place, by 2014, a health insurance exchange market where consumers and small businesses can compare and enroll in health plans, get answers to questions, and see if they are eligible for tax credits or subsidized programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).