Our Epstein Becker Green colleagues Jane L. Kuesel, Jackie Selby, and Linda V. Tiano have released a client alert titled "New York Issues 'Invitation to Participate in the New York Health Benefit Exchange,' Clarifying Application Process and State Requirements."
The alert describes a number of the more significant requirements by New York on applicants that want to become eligible for certification as a Qualified Health Plan and to participate in the New York Exchange, as well as applicable time frames and processes.
Following is an excerpt:
The New York Department of Health’s Office of the New York Health Benefit Exchange issued the long-awaited “Invitation to Participate in the New York Health Benefit Exchange” (the “Invitation”) on January 31, 2013. The Invitation clarifies and summarizes the requirements for applicants to be qualified as eligible for certification as a qualified health plan, which permits them to be offered on the New York Health Benefit Exchange. Some of the more interesting and helpful features of the Invitation are summarized below. The full Invitation can be found online, along with a number of related attachments.