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Deadline: May 09, 2014

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 14P014
Title: Health Benefits Eligibility and Enrollment (HBEE)
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Agency of Human Services
Legal Authority: 3 V.S.A. § 3053; 33 V.S.A. §§ 105(c)(2) and 1901(a)
Summary: This proposed rule amends previously filed Health Benefits Eligibility and Enrollment (HBEE) Amendment #2, an emergency rule adopted January 1, 2014, to incorporate federal guidance issued too late to include in HBEE Amendment #2. This proposed rule also makes clarifications, changes and technical corrections to HBEE Amendment #2.
Persons Affected: Medicaid applicants and enrollees; Individuals who lack access to government-sponsored minimum essential coverage and who wish to purchase health coverage; Small employers who wish to offer health coverage to their employees; Employees of small businesses; Health insurance issuers; Health insurance brokers; Health care providers; Health law, policy and related advocacy and community-based organizations and groups; Office of Health Care Advocate; Agency of Human Services (including Department for Children and Families, Department of Vermont Health Access, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Department of Health and Department of Mental Health); and Department of Financial Regulation.
Economic Impact: Vermont received federal grants to establish and operate its "exchange," Vermont Health Connect (VHC), through calendar year 2014. The State is providing $4.3 million in state fiscal year (SFY) 2014 for premium subsidies and cost-sharing assistance starting on January 1, 2014. This $4.3 million is funded through savings from the discontinuation of the Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP) and the Catamount Health Plan programs. In SFY 2015, the State is anticipating spending $9.1 million for premium subsidies and cost-sharing assistance which will be funded through savings from the discontinuation of VHAP and the Catamount Health Plan programs. The full operational costs of VHC will become the responsibility of the State on January 1, 2015. The State estimates that in SFY 2015 this cost will be $5.3 million which will represent a new cost to the State.
Posting date: Mar 26,2014

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
04-25-2014 10:00 AM   
Location: AHS Secretary's Conference Room
Address: 208 Hurricane Lane
City: Williston
State: VT
Zip: 05495
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Robin Chapman    
Agency: Agency of Human Services    
Address: Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division, 103 South Main Street    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-1201    
Telephone: 802-279-3996    
Fax: 802-769-2186    
Email: 
robin.chapman@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/rules
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Afsar Sultana    
Agency: Agency of Human Services    
Address: Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division, 103 South Main Street    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671    
Telephone: 802-769-6279    
Fax: 802-769-2186    
Email: 
afsar.sultana@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/rules
     
 
   

Keyword Information

Keywords:

Health Benefits
Eligibility and Enrollment
Vermont Health Connect
Exchange
Small employer
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