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5 Things Colorado: 2022 health bills, BH interim committee, 1332 waiver

| Dec 14, 2021 | Colorado

With this being the last Colorado "5 Things" newsletter of 2021, we want to extend our best wishes to all of you and hope you have a wonderful holiday season surrounded by loved ones and good food! This month, we cover DOI's submission of the finalized 1332 waiver amendment—the most recent step in implementing...[ Read More ]

DOI holds public meetings to discuss timeline and plans for their draft 1332 waiver amendment

| Nov 11, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) recently held two public comment meetings for their draft 1332 waiver amendment. These meetings included background into the waiver, the goals of the waiver, and were open to questions from the public.      Kyle Brown, the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Polis's budget, Lawmakers talk 2022 session, Leveraging purchasing power

| Nov 10, 2021 | Colorado

Last month's 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference saw numerous forward-thinking and productive conversations around how to improve the state's health care system. A big thank you to all of our speakers and everyone who attended the event! Read about some of the event highlights below. Please don't hesitate to send me feedback or...[ Read More ]

State leaders praise Colorado Option's equity-focused plan design process

| Oct 28, 2021 | Colorado

As Colorado’s executive branch works to develop the standardized plan design for the Colorado Option, the bill’s primary House sponsor Rep. Dylan Roberts (D - Avon) says the plan’s equity-focused design process is “one of the most exciting things about the bill.” “We’ve put a lot of work into this...[ Read More ]

DOI releases 1332 waiver amendment request draft to implement Colorado Option

| Oct 22, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) recently released a draft of their Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver amendment request to reach the premium rate reductions established by the Colorado Option. DOI is holding a public comment period for stakeholders to provide input on the amendment request, which is set to...[ Read More ]

DOI releases early draft of rules for Colorado Option

| Oct 14, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) is now seeking public comments on their preliminary draft of the emergency rules and regulations concerning the Colorado Option standardized health benefit plans for the individual and small group markets. The public comment period ends Oct. 20 at 5pm.  Amanda Massey, executive director of...[ Read More ]