On October 25, 2016, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “The Future of 1332 Waivers: Likely State Initiatives and the Potential Impact on Health Insurance Exchanges, Managed Care Plans and Providers.”
What does the future hold for Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers? Only a handful of states have applied for State Innovation Waivers, which allow states to modify certain aspects of the health insurance Exchange program. Given recent concerns over the viability of Exchanges and calls for flexibility in the structuring of Exchange offerings, Section 1332 Waivers are an important policy lever to watch.
During this webinar, HMA experts Donna Laverdiere and Margaret Tatar discuss considerations for the future of Section 1332 Waivers, the types of modifications states may apply for in the context of a new presidency, and the potential impact on health plans, providers, regulators, and consumers. The webinar also addresses federal guidance on what is and isn’t allowed under a 1332 Waiver. Listen to the recording and:
- Find out how Section 1332 Waivers can enhance the viability of Exchanges by allowing for innovation in benefits and covered populations.
- Assess the various Section 1332 Waivers already proposed by states, including a rundown of the types of modifications and innovations being planned.
- Understand federal limitations on the use of Section 1332 Waivers, including requirements that waivers are deficit neutral and don’t increase federal Exchange subsidies.\
- Learn about some of the new ideas being considered for Section 1332 Waivers, concepts that could dramatically impact the future of Exchanges and other healthcare programs.
The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.