HHS Releases Medical-Loss Ratio Regulation

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 1:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled Monday a long-awaited rule that will require health insurers to spend between 80 and 85 cents of every premium dollar delivering or improving health care services, a cornerstone of the recently enacted health care reform law.  

The medical-loss ratio regulation — part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that President Barack Obama signed into law in March — sticks closely to a similar proposal ratified in October by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners,...
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