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Webinar Replay: New Life for 1332 Waivers: Next Steps in State Health Insurance Exchange Market Innovation

This webinar was held on February 7, 2018.

With the current administration aiming to provide increased state flexibility in the use of federal healthcare funds, ACA Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers may attract renewed interest. Section 1332 waivers allow states to modify certain aspects of their health insurance Exchange markets and operating rules, for example, easing regulations on benefit levels, allowing flexibility in how subsidies are spent, and developing reinsurance programs to promote the stability of individual markets. While only a handful of states have applied to date, Section 1332 waivers remain an important policy lever to watch.

During this webinar, HMA experts will provide an update on the status of Section 1332 waivers, address the types of modifications states are applying for, and assess the potential impact on health plans, providers, regulators, and consumers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Obtain an update on the status of Section 1332 waivers, including a close look at which states have submitted waiver applications and the innovations proposed.
  2. Understand the operational realities of developing, applying for, and implementing a Section 1332 waiver.
  3. Find out how Congress is trying to change Section 1332 waiver requirements in hopes of increasing state flexibility in relation to ACA requirements.

HMA Speakers

Donna Laverdiere, Principal (San Francisco, CA)
Nora Leibowitz, Principal (Portland, OR)

Who Should Attend

State officials and staff; executives of Medicaid managed care plans; clinical and administrative leadership of health systems, behavioral health providers, FQHCs, and other provider organizations.