Association Coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (06/20/2013)
TO: Issuers of Health Benefit Plans to Associations in the Oregon Health Insurance Market and Association Purchasers of Health Benefit Plan Coverage
RE: Association Coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
In Oregon, association coverage is group coverage whether it's purchased by a group or an individual. ORS 743.734(7), which sunsets on January 1, 2014, exempts coverage issued to small groups through associations from the small group rating laws if they meet criteria aimed at preventing "cherry-picking," or providing less expensive coverage to the healthiest groups.
In 2014, the ACA requires the following:
For a complete read of the Association Bulletin 2013-03 go to: http://www.cbs.state.or.us/ins/bulletins/bulletin2013-03.html
If you have questions regarding this message, please direct them to Rhonda Saunders-Ricks at 1-503-947-7270 or e-mail at Rhonda.email@example.com.
Rhonda I. Saunders-Ricks
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