Feds: Health insurers must pay monthly fees to help fund exchanges

12/3/2012 | Hill, The

Health insurers will have to pay a 3.5% fee on premiums for policies sold on federal exchanges, according to newly proposed HHS rules. Other proposed rules are designed to help insurers cover high-risk subscribers. “It is important to keep in mind that any new fees to pay for the administration of exchanges will add to the cost of coverage, and that is why the focus needs to be on reducing administrative costs, streamlining operations, and avoiding regulatory duplication that will add complexity and increase costs," AHIP said in a statement.

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