The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently issued a request for comments on the transparency provisions of Section 1311(e)(3) of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), which requires issuers of qualified health plans (“QHPs”) to submit and make available transparency in coverage data. The proposed data collection would collect information from QHP issuers in federally facilitated exchanges under the ACA. Separately, HHS, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, the “Departments”) issued a notice of their intent to propose transparency reporting for non-QHP issuers and non-grandfathered group health plans in the future. The requirements for such reporting may differ from the information requested for QHPs.
HHS’ request for comments is available here.
The Departments’ joint notice is available here.