Vermont’s health care advocate is protesting a state decision that will allow Vermont’s biggest insurer to retain more surplus funding.
Federal officials have expanded short-term, limited-duration health plans. But Vermont officials are drafting new regulations requiring those plans to provide more benefits.
State officials have imposed new coverage, financial and licensing requirements on association health plans in response to the federal government loosening some restrictions.
New federal rules say “association” health plans can expand. Vermont officials are developing their own rules to address concerns about coverage and solvency.
The state says more than 800,000 pages of documents need to be reviewed and personal information removed.
The chief health care advocate for Vermont Legal Aid says women are being charged for breast cancer screening mammograms, despite a 2013 law prohibiting out-of-pocket costs for the procedures.
The company has been hurt financially by the allegations of fraud at Jay Peak and the associated damage to the state’s reputation in the EB-5 program internationally.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services demanded answers from the state about oversight of the Jay Peak projects.