New Health Reform Guide Provides Effective Way to Track, Understand and Comply With Dozens of New Federal Health Insurance Regulations

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A Guide to Health Insurance Reform provides an extremely well-organized set of all pertinent regulations, with HHS guidance and insights from experts.

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) -- AIS, publisher of industry-leading newsletters, AIS's Health Reform Week, Health Plan Week, Drug Benefit News, Report on Medicare Compliance and ACO Business News, is pleased to announce its newest publication, A Guide to Health Insurance Reform. The guide and its accompanying CD include an extremely well-organized set of all pertinent regulations, with HHS guidance and insights from experts. Go to for publication details.

When the rulemaking process has finally run its course years from now, more than 25 separate sets of federal rules will have been issued to address just the aspects of reform that deal with health insurance benefit design. Regulations dealing with these issues have already been published: rescissions, appeals and external reviews, coverage of preventive services, child-only coverage, lifetime and annual limits, access to care protections, grandfathered plan status, dependent coverage to age 26 and early retiree reinsurance.

Furthermore, 15-20 additional sets of rules still to come -- from medical loss ratios to insurance exchanges to age bands and gender bias -- are set in stone by the reform statute. And in 2011 and beyond, there may well be additional changes heaped on top of this year's enormous changes, if the politics of reform shift and/or Congress goes back to fix flaws in the original legislation.

A Guide to Health Insurance Reform is designed to help health plans, hospitals and other providers, employers, pharmaceutical companies and others save valuable time and resources -- and minimize their risks of costly noncompliance -- with easy-to-read summaries of federal regulations that are interwoven with Agency Guidance and Commentary and Analysis from experts in the field in 28 different regulatory areas related to:

-- Benefit Design
-- Eligibility/Guaranteed Issue
-- Premium Rules
-- Exchanges
-- And Health Insurance Administration

For more information on A Guide to Health Insurance Reform and to view a detailed Table of Contents, visit

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