HHS Issues Final, Flexible State Insurance Exchange Rule

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emphasized flexibility Monday when it released its final rule governing how states establish and run their health insurance exchanges, which are supposed to be up and running by January 2014.

The rule gives states guidance on how to proceed as deadlines for the exchanges draw ever closer. States are expected to submit their exchange plans to HHS by January 2013, and have the exchanges in working order by October 2013. The rule lays out minimum standards for the...
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