Elizabeth Osius

Elizabeth Osius

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2015 #4

Wrapping up the 2015 enrollment period, Healthcare.gov and State-based Marketplaces in seven states have announced special enrollment periods (SEPs) for people who were uninsured in 2014 and discover they owe a “shared...more

2/25/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Statistics Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Insurers Medicaid Shared Responsibility Rule State Budgets Tax Penalties

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2015 #3

Although the official February 15th enrollment deadline has now passed, the 2015 open enrollment period isn’t over for the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and many State-based Marketplaces (SBMs).While the FFM...more

2/19/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2015 #2

HHS ramps up for the final week of open enrollment. Families buying into CHIP in Pennsylvania are granted tax relief, and though Medicaid expansion efforts seem to have hit a wall in Tennessee and Wyoming, Arkansas assures...more

2/11/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Employer Group Health Plans Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2015

The President’s budget reveals the healthcare agenda for his Administration’s penultimate year. Medicaid expansion proposals advance in Arkansas and Wyoming; California’s Marketplace reports 9 out of every 10 enrollees remain...more

2/4/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Open Enrollment

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights #4

This week, the IRS announces relief for some taxpayers who received excess advanced premium tax credits; Indiana and Arkansas make major announcements on Medicaid expansion and Iowa’s Governor announces a shift towards...more

1/28/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Congressional Budget Office Drug Testing Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform IRS Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare Reimbursements SCOTUS Tax Credits

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: January 2015 #3

This week, leadership changes at CMS continue, Montana’s Governor introduces Medicaid expansion legislation, and the California Marketplace allows new health plan entrants into the individual and SHOP Marketplaces for the...more

1/22/2015 - CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Proposed Legislation

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: January 2015 #2

This week’s highlights include movement in states’ Marketplace and Medicaid leadership positions; Idaho takes a hard look at Medicaid expansion, and federal officials help Marketplace enrollees prepare for the 2014 tax...more

1/14/2015 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform King v Burwell Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Subsidies

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: January 2015

Enrollment and coverage expansion tops the new this week. Federal officials announced 6.5 million people have enrolled through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and released the first in a monthly series of detailed...more

1/8/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014 #4

With the holiday season underway, this week the Federal government awarded $110 million in exchange establishment grants, released proposed rules to permit employees to receive employer-sponsored insurance and tax credits,...more

12/24/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014 #3

Enrollment numbers and Medicaid reform top the news this week. Federal officials report 1.4 million consumers have selected plans on healthcare.gov. And in the states, Michigan and New Hampshire announce Medicaid expansion...more

12/17/2014 - Affordable Care Act Enrollment Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014 #2

Several federal reports topped the news this week: 2015 Marketplace plans are more affordable than last year; more than three-quarters of applicants through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace have selected a plan to date;...more

12/10/2014

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014

This week, a federal Issuer Bulletin describes how issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace will identify their existing enrollees who are switching plans for 2015 coverage. The Exchange Board in New Mexico proposes a...more

12/4/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges HHS IRS Marketplace Notice Medicaid Medicaid Expansion SHOP Program Subsidies

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: November 2014 #4

In this week’s highlights, new proposed guidance from the feds would allow default renewals to lower cost plans and bring enhanced transparency to Qualified Health Plan rate increases; open Enrollment hits its stride –...more

11/26/2014 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Exchanges Medicaid Premiums Proposed Regulation SHOP Program

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: November 2014 #2

With the conclusion of the midterm elections last week and open enrollment just around the corner, this week’s news highlights both renewed pledges from the opposition and a flurry of implementation activity in the states....more

11/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Employer Mandates Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare.gov IRS King v Burwell Legislative Agendas Medicaid Expansion Minimum Essential Coverage SCOTUS Subsidies

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: November 2014 #3

With the 2015 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) officially launched as of November 15, this week’s news highlights Marketplaces’ preparation for and tracking of outreach and enrollment – including 100,000 applications submitted on...more

11/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Open Enrollment SHOP Program

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: November 2014

In this week’s news, many states’ Marketplaces have begun to communicate with current enrollees about how to renew their coverage during the 2015 Open Enrollment Period; meanwhile, the federal government announced the...more

11/5/2014 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Hospitals Medicaid Open Enrollment Tax Credits

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: October 2014

This week, states’ Marketplaces are busy preparing for the 2015 Open Enrollment Period. Marketplaces are reviewing projected enrollment and renewal figures and releasing searchable databases for 2015 health plan rates, among...more

10/29/2014 - Benefit Plan Sponsors CMS Employee Benefits Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights

Welcome to the first publication of the “Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights” newsletter. Many of you are familiar with the healthcare reform tracking efforts and weekly newsletters we produced for the KidsWell...more

10/22/2014 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Open Enrollment Public Health Insurance Marketplace Subsidies

Health Update - Feb 20, 2014: Manatt on Medicaid: Medicaid Premium Assistance for Employer-Sponsored Insurance

The Medicaid expansion under the ACA has triggered a renewed interest in the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program, a longstanding option for states to use premium assistance to subsidize employer-sponsored...more

2/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Health Update -- Nov 26, 2013

10 Megatrends Shaping Healthcare’s Next 10 Years - The American healthcare system is undergoing massive change. From transformational policies to disruptive technologies to groundbreaking medical advances, powerful...more

11/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Big Data Healthcare Healthcare Reform

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