On Friday, the Biden Administration announced proposed rules which would redefine short-term, limited duration health insurance plans. The proposed rules would change the way that short-term plans would be able to be sold to consumers as the short-term plans would no longer be able to exceed 3-4 months even with renewals and/or extensions. Prior rules permitted these plans to be sold for 12 month periods and renewable for up to three years. However, the short-term plans are not governed by the ACA and therefore, do not have the same consumer protections (like prohibitions against discriminating for pre-existing conditions) and therefore do not provide the same comprehensive coverage as a full ACA plan does. To learn more about the proposed rules, check out the fact sheet from CMS or the proposed rules.
Comments to these proposed rules are due September 11, 2023.