Author: Amanda Tekely/Tuesday, April 30, 2019/Categories: Outreach News
CMS Issues Final Rule for 2020
On Jan. 17, CMS released the 2020 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Proposed Rule to finalize standards for issuers and Exchanges in the Health Insurance Marketplace. A version of these proposed rules was made final on April 18, 2019. In the past, these rules were finalized earlier, meaning this year the window of time allotted for insurers and department of insurances to approve rates for 2020 is reduced. Insurers still must submit their qualified health plans (QHPs) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by June 19, 2019. Here are some highlights from the final rule:
CMS also released a Fact Sheet of the Final Rules to provide a brief overview of the regulatory changes. See the official Final Rule.
MAWD Now Accepts Online Payments
The Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) program permits Pennsylvanians with a disability to work, earn money and keep full medical coverage through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. MAWD recipients pay a monthly premium of five percent of monthly net income after allowable deductions for coverage. Beginning May 2019, premium payments can be made online. Visit www.humanservices.state.pa.us/MAWDOnlinePayments. To view the MAWD brochure, click here.
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