Verma Noncommittal As Stakeholders Worry CMS May Ban Silver-Loading

November 27, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma signaled the agency is still weighing whether to continue letting insurance plans mitigate the loss of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) reimbursements by increasing premiums on silver-level benchmark products, also known as "silver loading." Verma’s comments come as several sources tell Inside Health Policy they have heard the agency may disallow the mechanism, which has resulted in higher subsidies and lower premiums for the subsidized population, in the 2020 exchange rule which has yet to be released...

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