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December 18, 2013 - This issue brief examines the policies set by some state-based marketplaces to simplify plan choices: adopting a meaningful difference standard, limiting the number of plans or benefit designs insurersmay offer, or requiring standardized benefit designs.
December 17, 2013 - Part of states' roles in administering the new health insurance marketplaces is to certify the health plans available for purchase. This analysis focuses on how state-based and state partnership marketplaces are using their flexibility in setting certification standards to shape plan design in the individual market.
March 12, 2013 - A March 12 webinar drew on a Commonwealth Fund brief that examines state action on these protections. The event was cosponsored by the Progressive States Network.
October 16, 2013 - In a new blog post, Commonwealth Fund president David Blumenthal, M.D., and vice president Sara Collins, Ph.D., identify four questions whose answers will help us measure the Affordable Care Act's success over the next year.