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AHIP to feds: Make broker comp rules flexible

AHIP President Karen Ignagni
AHIP President Karen Ignagni

Federal regulators should give states and health insurers enough flexibility to keep new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) rules from pushing up costs or disrupting the market in other ways, health insurers say.

Daniel Durham and Gregory Gierer, executives at the health insurers' biggest trade group, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), have made that case in a collection of comments made in response to PPACA regulatory proposals and notices recently issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"We are aware that [HHS] is operating within tight timeframes to finalize these regulations," the AHIP executives wrote in one AHIP comment letter, on an HHS "benefit and payment parameters" notice.

AHIP expects to continue to work with HHS officials as they go about preparing for 2014, the AHIP executives said.

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