Qualified Health Plan and Product Standard updates
QHP issuers please note the changes to the following product standards and the additional information regarding the revised plan templates below.
Standard Provisions For Individual and Small Group Health Benefit Plans for Plan Filings Effective On or After 1/1/2014, Form # 440-4953
Transmittal and Requirements for Modification And Discontinuance Of Health Benefit Plans, Form # 440-2896
Three of the federal QHP templates were revised on Wednesday, March 27 to address issues discovered during testing. The Prescription Drug Template, Rate Tables Template, and Plan & Benefits Add-In Template were changed.
Filers must download and use the latest version of the Excel templates when submitting QHP applications in SERFF or HIOS. In addition to the three templates that changed on 03/27/2013, several of the other templates contain fixes that were not present in earlier versions. Please ensure the success of your QHP submission, whether filing it via SERFF or HIOS, by completing the most current version of the template.