HHS Begins Listing Insurers’ Rate Hike Proposals Online
Last week, HHS began listing on the federal HealthCare.gov website information about proposed health insurance rate increases categorized by state. Previously, such information was available only in a few states. The federal health reform law requires all insurers to alert HHS if they wish to raise rates by 10% or more for individual and small group plans, and provide justification for the proposed increases. The website also provides a platform for consumers to comment about the proposed rate increases.
- "New Site Lets Consumers Monitor Health Insurance Rate Hikes" (Kennedy, USA Today, 10/7).
- "Insurers Start Justifying Premium Hikes Online" (Winfield Cunningham, "Inside Politics," Washington Times, 10/7).