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ACE Comments on Proposed Student Health Plan Rules

April 14, 2011

 

ACE submitted comments this week to the Department of Health and Human Services on proposed rules relating to student health insurance coverage under the health care reform legislation signed into law last year.

The comments, offered on behalf of 10 higher education associations, were generally laudatory of the effort to provide guidance to colleges and universities on offering student health plans that comply with the consumer protections created by Affordable Care Act (ACA) .

However, as the groups noted, some of the regulations’ provisions would benefit from additional clarification and fine-tuning. Among the recommendations are revising the definition of what qualifies as a student health plan and providing guidance on self-funded plans.

The groups also proposed that the final regulations should permit students and their dependents to be eligible for the ACA’s tax credits to help ensure they can afford to purchase ACA-compliant student health insurance coverage.

Also see:

Student Health Plans Merit Special Treatment Under the New Health-Care Law, Colleges and Insurers Say
The Chronicle of Higher Education
(sub. req.)

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