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HHS Announces First Insurance Premium Rate Review Determinations: Implications for Insurance Carriers and Future Rate Reviews

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by Jesse M. Caplan and Serra J. Schlanger

On November 21, 2011, the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), announced its determination that a health insurance premium rate increase of 11.58 percent in the small group market in Pennsylvania represented an “unreasonable” rate increase, while an 11.10 percent increase in the individual market in Montana did not. These long-awaited determinations represent the first application of CMS’s rate review regulations under federal health reform.

This Implementing Health and Insurance Reform alert discusses these first federal rate review determinations, and their implications for insurance carriers and future insurance premium rate reviews. It also provides a link to Epstein Becker Green’s interactive National Health Insurance Rate Review Scorecard, which offers insurance carriers, lawyers, and other stakeholders an up-to-date resource on federal and state health insurance rate review programs, standards, and initiatives.

Read the full alert here