Public Comment Period
Please note the public comment period is now closed.
The Affordable Care Act ensures health plans offered in the individual
and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Affordable Insurance
Exchanges (Exchanges), offer a comprehensive package of items and services,
known as essential health benefits. Essential health benefits must include
items and services within at least the following 10 categories: ambulatory
patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn
care; mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral
health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative
services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services
and chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral
and vision care. Insurance policies must cover these benefits in order to be certified and to offer their products on the Exchange. All Medicaid state plans must also cover these services by 2014.
Below you will find the most recent agendas, minutes, presentations, and resources from past meetings. For a complete list of meeting agendas and minutes, please click on "More" at the end of each list.
For a complete list of meeting minutes, please click on "More" at the end of the list.
|September 6, 2012||09.06.12 Presentation to Exchange Board: Recommending A Benchmark List of Convered Services for RI|
|August 30, 2012||08.30.12 Review of Public Comments & Premium Impact of Benchmark Options|
|August 6, 2012||08.06.12 Habilitative Services & Review of Stakeholder Process|
|July 16, 2012||07.16.12 Supplementation for Pediatric Dental Benefits|
|June 25, 2012||06.25.12 Comparison of RI's Two Largest Small Group Plans|
|June 4, 2012||06.04.12 Comparing Benchmark Plan Options|
|May 11, 2012|| 05.11.12
Selecting a Benchmark Plan
05.12 Essential Health Benefits Report
|April 16, 2012||04.16.12 Under the Affordable Care Act|
The following resources provide useful background information and guidance on the Essential Health Benefits provisions of the Affordable Care Act as provided by the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid: