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Affordable Care Act and Student Health Insurance Updates

PLEASE NOTE: The American College Health Association (ACHA) is not positioned to provide advice nor address questions about student health insurance coverage offered by a specific institution of higher education. Instead, such questions should be directed to institutional officials.

On this page, ACHA posts significant updates regarding developments related to the Affordable Care Act and regulatory developments. These posts are in reverse chronological order with the most recent developments appearing first.

2014   |  2013   |  2012  |  2011  |  2010

2014   >back to top

02/12/14. Updated FAQs about Final Regulations for Student Health Insurance Plans (replaces 03/12/2013 posting)

2013   >back to top

11/13/13. Process for Self-Funded Student Health Coverage plans beginning after December 31, 2014 to Obtain Recognition as Minimum Essential Coverage

10/1/13. Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges) Now Open

08/23/13. ACHA Submits Comments to Internal Revenue Service on Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage for Purposes of the Premium Tax Credit

06/28/13. Final Rule to be Published on Contraception Coverage and Religious Organizations

06/26/13. Final Rule to be Published Designating Self-Funded Student Health Coverage as Minimum Essential Coverage on Temporary Basis

05/22/13. ACHA Medicaid Advocacy Primer Posted

03/18/13. ACE Also Submits Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Rule That Designates Self-Funded Student Health Coverage as Minimum Essential Coverage

03/15/13. ACHA Submits Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Rule That Designates Self-Funded Student Health Coverage as Minimum Essential Coverage

03/12/13. Updated FAQs about Final Regulations for Student Health Insurance Plans (03/12/2013 posting replaced with updated FAQs 02/12/2014)

2/22/13. Two Final Federal Regulations Announced: Health Insurance Market Rules/Rate Review; and, Regulations on Standards Related to Essential Health Benefits

1/30/13. Draft Federal Regulations to be Released Designating Self-Funded Student Health Plans as Minimum Essential Coverage

2012   >back to top

12/21/12. ACE Also Submits Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Rule Making for Health Insurance Market Rules and Rate Review

12/20/12. ACHA Submits Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Rule Making for Health Insurance Market Rules and Rate Review

06/28/12. US Supreme Court Upholds the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA)

04/23/12. ACHA submits feedback on the College Scorecard

04/19/12. Self-funded Student Health Benefit Plans and Minimum Essential Coverage

04/12/12. FAQs about Final Regulations for Student Health Insurance Plans (04/12/12 posting replaced with updated FAQs 03/12/2013)

03/16/12. Final Federal Regulations on Student Health Insurance Plans Announced

03/02/12. Health Care Reform Update: Joint Letter to HHS from ACE, ACHA, and other Higher Ed Organizations — March 2, 2012

02/06/12. ACHA Health Care Reform Update — February 6, 2012

2011   >back to top

12/16/11. ACHA Health Care Reform Regulatory Update — December 16, 2011

10/19/11. ACHA Submits Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on the Institute of Medicine’s Consensus Report "Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Cost"

09/30/11. ACHA Submits Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Rule Making for Affordable Health Insurance Exchanges

08/22/11. ACHA Affordable Care Act Update — August 22, 2011

04/12/11. ACHA Submits Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Regulations for Student Health Insurance Coverage

04/12/11. ACE Submits Comments to HHS on Proposed Rules Relating to Student Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

02/15/11. FAQs Regarding Proposed Regulations for Student Health Insurance Coverage (Superseded by final regulation FAQs)

02/10/11. ACE Reacts to Proposed HHS Student Health Care Regulations

02/09/11. ACHA Health Care Reform Regulatory Update — February 9, 2011

01/14/11. Affordable Care Act Regulatory Update

2010   >back to top

08/13/10. ACHA collaborates with ACE and other higher education associations to seek regulatory clarification regarding PPACA

06/15/10. ACHA Health Care Reform Update- June 2010

04/30/10. April 2010 Health Care Reform Update #2 - ACHA Collaborating with Higher Ed Associations and Industry Regarding SHIBPs

04/20/10. April 2010 Health Care Reform Update - ACHA Confident about Preserving Affordable SHIBPs

04/19/10. White House announces Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. New office will provide leadership in implementing the provisions of the health reform bill that address private health insurance.  Click here for a preliminary organizational chart [pdf] prepared by McKenna, Long, and Aldridge, LLP.

(OCIIO announcement in April 19, 2010 Federal Register:  http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-8949.pdf)

03/26/10. Health Care Reform and College Health - Update

01/15/10. Health Care Reform Update to the ACHA Membership

01/08/10. ACE, other Higher Education Associations Seek Protection for Student Health Plans. View Letter

01/05/10. ACHA urges Congress to Preserve Affordable Student Health Insurance in Health Care Reform. View Letter [pdf] · View Issue brief [pdf]