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Proposed Federal Changes to Short-Term Health Coverage Leave Regulation to States

Update short term health plans dont have to comply with ACA protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to reverse federal limitations on short-term insurance, which does not have to comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) market rules like preexisting condition protections and coverage of mental health services and other essential benefits. In an updated To the Point post, Georgetown University researchers explain that the proposed rule would rescind restrictions designed to prevent insurers from siphoning off healthy enrollees from the individual marketplace.

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