New Health insurance options coming to NHs Healthcare Exchange in 2015
Recent news releases from the NH Department of Insurance as well as others have announced several new options that have been recommend to CMS for next year's NH Healthcare Exchange. The link below announces Assurant Health specifically but others that were just confirmed with the DOI are Anthem BCBS NH, Harvard Pilgrim, Minute Men, Assurant Health and Maine Community Health. They are awaiting confirmation from CMS Federally for inclusion.
I've seen announcements from Anthem that service limits for ABA Therapy have been removed but have not yet been able to access details surrounding the other plans. I wrote to our Insurance Commissioner recently regarding Harvard Pilgrim's current dollar cap for ABA but was unable to identify the details of the plan that has already been recommended for inclusion. You can see a copy of my letter below. Note that Dan Unumb of Autism Speaks has been a great help in these efforts so be sure to get out on September 28th for the Northern New England Walk NOW for Autism at SNHU in Manchester. Without their help we probably would not have seen the dramatic shift towards support for ABA in NH this year. ~Tim Heald