On June 16, 2011, the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) released the Request for Information (“RFI”) regarding Section 1334 of the Affordable Care Act, which requires OPM to contract with health insurers to offer multi-state qualified health plans (“MSQHPs”). The purpose of the RFI is to provide OPM with information that will allow it to better understand the “interests and capabilities” of health insurance issuers that will offer MSQHPs through Health Insurance Exchanges. This alert summarizes the substantive information requested by OPM in the RFI. Additionally, this alert provides the statutory context in which OPM is operating pursuant to Section 1334 of the Affordable Care Act.
David C. Gibbons, a Summer Associate (not admitted to the practice of law) in EpsteinBeckerGreen’s Washington, DC, office, contributed significantly to the preparation of this alert.