ERIC Submits Oklahoma Section 1332 Waiver Comments

Today, ERIC, along with the HR Policy Association, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, and Self-Insurance Institute of  America, Inc., submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Oklahoma’s Section 1332 Waiver Application. Oklahoma’s waiver would place an assessment on insurers and employers to fund a reinsurance program in the state. For more information on the waiver application, click here.

In our comments, we urged modification rather than outright rejection in order to be supportive of state efforts to stabilize markets and stressed that ERISA should preempt state efforts to control, regulate, or penalize self-insured health plans.

To read the comments in their entirety, click here.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Article by Adam Greathouse, Health Care Policy Associate