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the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal. The order stated that it was the intention of the administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, blue yves saint laurent bedding set the order gave broad authority to the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the heads of other executive offices and governmental departments, “to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.” No specific action was directed as a result of the order.
Under the new rule, the open enrollment period to sign up for a plan was shortened from three months to six weeks, and individuals who sign up in a special enrollment period must provide documentation proving the triggering life event, such as divorce or job loss. For individuals who have unpaid premiums, insurers may apply any future premium payment to this past debt before providing new coverage. Insurers were also allowed to vary plan actuarial values, which coincide with metal levels (bronze, silver, etc.) on the exchanges, by a wider amount and still have them fall within the respective metal levels. In addition, insurers are no longer required to meet federal standards for ensuring their networks contain an adequate number of providers; only state standards now apply. The guidance memo stated that this action was intended to reduce what it deemed the regulatory burden on insurers and brokers who facilitate ACA health plan enrollment,