Monday, June 4, 2012

Health Insurance Exchange Update: Monday, June 4

Many states are preparing to implement health insurance exchanges.  With the final word on the Supreme Court hearing due out later this month, states are taking different approaches on how they're working with their exchanges.
  • In California, Accenture was given $359 million to build an online eligibility and enrollment system for for the exchanges.  With enrollment set to open October 1, 2013, they are contracted to both build and maintain the system after the health insurance exchange is open for business according to iHeartBeat.

  • In New Hampshire, the House sided with the Senate to block the start of developing an insurance system.  They've done so in part because they believe that the ACA bill would not allow for enough communication between the New Hampshire Department of Insurance officials and the federal government for the creation.  There also wouldn't be enough input from the tax payers, who would ultimately be funding the project according to the New Hampshire Watch Dog.

  • In Minnesota, they believe that even if healthcare reform doesn't stand in front of the Supreme Court, it's still at the top of their minds.  They see technology as the key to make healthcare reform possible.  Due to healthcare innovation in the state since the 1990s, they believe they are ahead of the curve.  Insurance companies, doctors and hospitals have all begun working together to breakdown the barriers of previous healthcare programs.  Locals in the state do look forward to the clarity that it will bring to insurance availability through small businesses according to the Star Tribune.

This November, the Health Insurance Exchange Congress will be held November 13-14, 2012 in Chicago, IL.  Here, state officials and health plans with the only opportunity to come together to discuss PPACA and strategize on how to make this a successful opportunity for all.  As a reader of this blog, when you register to join us and mention code XP1710BLOG, you'll receive 15% off the standard rate!

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