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View Diary: 300,000 Floridians' health policy cancellations undone (55 comments)

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  •  According to what I heard yesterday... (8+ / 0-)

    They (and all the other companies that have sent out cancellation letters recently) already had the ability to keep these people in their existing plan until the end of 2014 with the ACA rules. They had to stop renewing policies at the end of 2013, but the policies could be good for up to a year. Nobody was forced to cancel a plan this year.

    Methinks I smell a publicity grab.

    Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

    by Libertina on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 02:28:00 PM PST

    •  Do you have a link on that? n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  I would like to see that too (1+ / 0-)
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        It would be enlightening.



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        by splashy on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 02:53:08 PM PST

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      •  I heard on NPR this morning (2+ / 0-)
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        that the ACA rules said the companies could continue selling non-compliant plans until the end of 2013, which meant those plans could be in effect through the end of 2014. I don't have a link.

      •  Heard on NPR (0+ / 0-)

        An expert on NPR said that the existing plans could renew current policyholders up until the end of 2013 with one-year policies that could expire up until the end of 2014. With the extension Obama offered, those dates now go to the end of 2015. I found the transcript but I don't know where the speaker got her information.

        Transcript

        SIEGEL: So if these plans are not covered by the grandfathering clause, does that mean that they have to be ended as of Dec. 31st?

        ROVNER: Actually, it doesn't. The rules of the health law are that any policy in effect this year can be renewed, or sold new, until the end of the year - for another 12 months. That means that if you have an individual policy you like, your insurer, theoretically, can renew it on Dec. 31st of 2013, through Dec. 31st of 2014, even if it's not in compliance with the health law's new rules.

        Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

        by Libertina on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 03:16:08 PM PST

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      •  Google "grandfathered." (Nt) (0+ / 0-)

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        by Apphouse50 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 03:05:05 AM PST

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