A majority of states have been working to select a benchmark plan – a plan whose benefits will help define essential health benefits (EHB) for the individual and small group markets – by the third quarter of this year. Given this tight deadline, states have been sprinting to analyze their options, obtain stakeholder feedback, and recommend a plan to move forward. This webinar provided an opportunity to hear from a panel of states on the steps they have taken to establish and define essential health benefits. In addition, the panel discussed how these experiences inform their ongoing efforts to define a Medicaid benchmark plan.
(Moderator) Elizabeth Cronen,
Community Manager, National Academy for State Health Policy
Sonya Schwartz, Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
Chris Cantrell, Policy Analyst, National Academy for State Health Policy
Jon Hager, Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange
Jeanene Smith, Administrator, Oregon Health Policy and Research