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Essential Health Benefit Benchmark Plans - Who Decides?
State officials can address health disparities and close coverage gaps by updating their Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plans, which establish minimum health coverage standards in each state. However, who chooses a state’s EHB benchmark, and how that determination is made, is not always obvious.

In this webinar presentation, attorneys from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and the law firm Hooper, Lundy & Bookman will examine state decision making in EHB benchmark selection, ranging from legislation governing the selection process to the default option when no EHB benchmark is selected.

Presenters will also describe federal requirements for public notice and comment, if and how states solicit public engagement, how advocates can help implement best practices in their states’ EHB benchmark selection process, and how updating EHBs can help address unmet health care needs.

Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The webinar will be recorded. After the conclusion of the webinar, you will receive a copy of the presentation and a link to access the recording.

NHeLP endeavors to ensure its webinars are accessible to everyone. If you have questions about the accessible features or need to request a reasonable accommodation, including closed captioning, please contact nhelpdc@healthlaw.org at least three business days before the webinar.

Disclaimer: This presentation is solely for general educational and informational purposes, and is not a substitute for specific legal advice from qualified counsel. If you are in need of legal assistance, you should retain the services of competent counsel.

Nov 9, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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