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HIX Final Rule Released

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, March 13, 2012

A portion of the rule is issued on an interim final basis. HHS will consider additional public comments for 45 days for several provisions including:

  • The ability of a state to permit agents and brokers to assist qualified individuals in applying for advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions for qualified health plans.
  • Certain Medicaid and CHIP regulations
  • Options for conducting eligibility determinations
  • Eligibility standards for cost-sharing reductions
  • Timeliness standards for HIX eligibility determinations
  • Verification for applicants with special circumstances
  • Timeliness standards for the transmission of information for the administration of advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions
  • Agreements between agencies administering insurance affordability programs.

Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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