ML Strategies has posted its weekly Health Care Update. This publication provides timely information on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Congressional initiatives affecting the health care industry, and federal and state health regulatory developments.
Open Enrollment through the health insurance exchanges ended on February 15th. On February 11th, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) reported that 7.75 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through HealthCare.gov since the beginning of this year's Open Enrollment. HHS also extended the deadline for enrollment by one week for users affected by technical glitches on the website.
In other news, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released final rules for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans. We posted a blog this week explaining the new requirements for plans in 2016.