HHS Seeks To Boost Rolls of High-Risk Insurance Pools
HHS has renewed efforts to increase awareness and enrollment in the high-risk insurance pools created by the federal health reform law, after enrollment has fallen well short of federal officials' expectations. To better reach potential enrollees, HHS has signed agreements with major private insurers to distribute information about the plans to consumers who have been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. The agency also is reaching out to states, consumer groups, chronic disease organizations, health care providers, social workers and other federal agencies to promote the high-risk pools.
- "HHS Renews Push To Enroll People in Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan" (Anderson, Healthcare Finance News, 2/11).