Carla C. Small

Carla C. Small

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Principle-Based Reserves & SPVs: Regulatory Developments

In a Duane Morris Alert dated December 7, 2012, we addressed developments at the fall meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) relating to principle-based reserves (PBR) and the draft White Paper...more

3/21/2013 - Federal Insurance Office NAIC Principle-Based Reserves Special Purpose Vehicles

HHS Issues Final Rules on Essential Health Benefits, Federal and Partnership Exchange Qualified Health Plan Accreditation Timeline...

Essential Health Benefits - On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule that set the accreditation standards for qualified health plans (QHPs)—plans that will be...more

3/7/2013 - Actuarial Values Affordable Care Act Essential Health Benefits Healthcare HHS Qualified Health Plans

Multi-State Health Insurance Plan Regulations Further Boost Federal Role in Individual and Small Group Insurance Exchanges

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or the "Act"), public attention has principally focused on the constitutionality of the Act and the broad parameters of how the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services...more

12/13/2012 - Affordable Care Act FEHBA Health Insurance Exchanges HHS

Controversy Over Principles-Based Reserves & SPVs - Report from the NAIC Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting of the National Association of the Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) generated some controversy on two topics. First, regulators addressed a major change for life insurers—how reserves for many products will be...more

12/7/2012 - Life Insurance National Association of Insurance Commissioners

HHS Begins Releasing Long-awaited Affordable Care Act Proposed Rules

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") issued three proposed regulations on November 20, 2012 (collectively, the "Regulations") on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"). These proposed...more

11/28/2012 - HHS

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