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The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act’s Health Insurance Nondiscrimination Rule

Law360 (November 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The recently enacted Massachusetts health care reform act—H. 4850, An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care (the Act)—imposed new health insurance requirements on individuals, insurers and employers.

This article focuses on one of the Act’s novel features—the nondiscrimination requirement that applies to fully insured health plans.

* Background *

The Act significantly changes the way that group health insurance is regulated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These changes include the following:

* Merger Of The Non- And Small-Group Health Insurance Markets *...
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