Wary Of Sticker Shock, HHS Delays 2015 ACA Rate Filings

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 12:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday it's delaying by one month the deadline for insurers to file rates for the Affordable Care Act's second year, helping companies gauge whether a rocky rollout has scared off healthier customers and forced premiums to rise.

By pushing back the cutoff date to May 31 from April 30, the Obama administration hopes to discourage insurance companies from making hasty judgments about whether their risk pools contain more illness-prone people than originally expected.

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