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Issues in Essential Health Benefits - Review and Variation of State Benchmark Plans
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) introduced a concept called essential health benefits (EHB), ten categories of healthcare services that plans operating in the state health insurance exchanges must cover when the exchanges come online on January 1, 2014. In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a bulletin providing guidance on EHB.

HHS delegated to the states the responsibility for determining the essential benefits in their states, with some constraints. This initial approach by HHS (for plan years 2014 and 2015) is intended to help states phase in the market reforms. It allows some flexibility for states in the initial decision about which specific services will be covered as essential, but limits the choice to what is currently covered by major plans in the state and nationally.

States had to define their essential benefits during 2012, and had to designate one existing health plan as the benchmark to define its own EHB from ten available plans as specified by HHS.

On February 14th, 2013 at 1PM Eastern, please join Milliman's Bob Cosway as he reviews the Essential Health Benefit and State Benchmark Plan requirements, guidelines and process, and reviews findings from Milliman's analysis of state variability in benefits of one available benchmark plan option and other related issues.
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Review the process, requirements and guidelines involved with EHB and state benchmark plans.
  2. Examine Milliman findings of potential state-to-state EHB variability.
  3. Consider the stakeholder implications of variability in state-to-state EHB and benchmark plans.
  4. Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow-up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through a dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend

Interested attendees would include:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Actuarial Executives and Staff
  • Analytics and Informatics Executives and Staff
  • Strategy, Planning and Policy Executives and Staff
  • Health Reform Implementation Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence Staff
  • Product Development and Plan Design Executives and Staff
  • Marketing Executives and Staff
  • Health Benefit Executives and Consultants
  • Health Insurance Exchange Executives and Staff
  • Other Interested Parties

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Health Plans 
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Employers
  • Health Benefit Consulting Organizations
  • Provider Organizations
  • Solutions Providers 
  • State and Local Government Agencies
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations 
  • Media
  • Other Interested Organizations
Issues in Essential Health Benefits - Review and Variation of State Benchmark Plans
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. webinar flash drive with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event. Register online.  
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