Draft of Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan Released

The Governor’s Office, Division of Insurance and the Exchange are requesting stakeholder feedback about a draft recommendation for Colorado’s essential health benefits (EHB) benchmark plan. Beginning in 2014, most health insurance plans sold to small employers and individuals must include a minimum set of health care services and products. This set of services and benefits is called Essential Health Benefits. A draft of Colorado’s EHB Benchmark plan can be found here. Comments on this draft should be sent to the EHB email, ehb@dora.state.co.us. After consideration of the comments from stakeholders, the Division of Insurance will release a final recommendation. The deadline for submitting public comment is September 10, and Colorado’s benchmark plan will be chosen by October.

An introduction to the EHB decision making process, a comparison of EHB plans and an FAQ document can be found on the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange website (click here).

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