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    • Cancellation of Nongroup Health Insurance Policies 

      Fernandez, Bernadette; Mach, Annie L. (2013-11-19)
      Congress has expressed interest in health insurance cancellations, in light of media reports stating that individuals have received cancellation letters. While cancellations are not a new industry practice, additional ...
    • Comparison of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) 

      Mach, Annie L. (2017-07-03)
      [Excerpt] On March 6, 2017, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Energy and Commerce Committee independently held markups. Each committee voted to transmit its budget reconciliation legislative recommendations ...
    • Excise Tax on High-Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage: In Brief 

      Mach, Annie L. (2016-03-24)
      [Excerpt] The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended) includes a 40% excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, often referred to as the Cadillac tax. The 40% ...
    • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP): Available Health Insurance Options 

      Mach, Annie L. (2013-02-13)
      FEHBP is generally available to employees, annuitants, and their dependents. Eligible individuals may elect coverage in an approved health benefits plan for either individual or family coverage. For the 2013 plan year, ...
    • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP): Available Health Insurance Options 

      Mach, Annie L. (2012-11-06)
      [Excerpt] FEHBP is generally available to employees, annuitants, and their dependents. Eligible individuals may elect coverage in an approved health benefits plan for either individual or family coverage. For the 2013 plan ...
    • H.R. 1628: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) 

      Mach, Annie L. (2017-05-26)
      [Excerpt] In January 2017, the House and Senate adopted a budget resolution for FY2017 (S.Con.Res. 3), which reflects an agreement between the chambers on the budget for FY2017 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2018-FY2026. ...
    • Health Insurance Exchanges Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) 

      Fernandez, Bernadette; Mach, Annie L. (2013-01-31)
      [Excerpt] A health insurance exchange is a structured marketplace for the sale and purchase of health insurance. “Customers” can include individuals and businesses. The insurance companies (“issuers”) that choose to sell ...
    • Individual Mandate Under ACA 

      Mach, Annie L. (2014-03-06)
      [Excerpt] This report describes the individual mandate as established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148, as amended). The report also discusses the ACA reporting requirements designed, in part, to assist ...
    • Individual Mandate Under the ACA 

      Mach, Annie L. (2015-05-13)
      Since 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended) has required most individuals to maintain health insurance coverage or potentially to pay a penalty for noncompliance. Specifically, ...
    • Laws Affecting the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) 

      Mach, Annie L.; Cornell, Ada S. (2014-02-20)
      [Excerpt] The purpose of the report is to provide historical and background information that helps explain how FEHBP has evolved into the program it is today. This report focuses solely on changes made to FEHBP through ...
    • Laws Affecting the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) 

      Mach, Annie L.; Cornell, Ada S. (2013-02-13)
      The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has been in existence for over 50 years. Since its creation, it has provided private health insurance coverage to federal employees, annuitants, and their dependents. ...
    • Private Health Insurance Market Reforms in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 

      Mach, Annie L.; Fernandez, Bernadette (2014-03-13)
      [Excerpt] This report provides background information about the private health insurance market, including market segments and regulation. It then describes each ACA market reform. The reforms are grouped under the following ...
    • Private Health Insurance Market Reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) 

      Mach, Annie L.; Fernandez, Bernadette (2012-04-16)
      [Excerpt] The private health insurance provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148, ACA, as amended) include market reforms that impose requirements on private health insurance plans. Such ...
    • Private Health Plans Under the ACA: In Brief 

      Fernandez, Bernadette; Mach, Annie L. (2013-09-19)
      [Excerpt] The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148), as amended, expands federal private health insurance market requirements, and requires the creation of health insurance exchanges (marketplaces) ...