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Azar Says He Is Not Aware Of Discussions On Blocking ‘Silver-Loading’ In 2019

March 20, 2018
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that he has not been involved in discussions about blocking ‘silver-loading’ plans in 2019 and is not aware of any agency discussions about ending the practice at the moment. The so-called silver-loading workaround was deployed by most state insurance commissioners last fall to mitigate the impact of the Trump administration’s decisions to end cost-sharing reduction subsidies. Under the practice, carriers placed rate hikes associated with the lack of CSRs on the Silver-level products only, which...


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