Health Care and Life Sciences > Health Reform Resource Center > HHS Issues Interim Final Rule re Insurance Web Site Requirements
05 May '10

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued an Interim Final Rule implementing a web portal through which individuals and small businesses can access information about health insurance options in their state, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The web portal will be available for public use by July 1, 2010, and will provide information on coverage available through health insurers, Medicaid and CHIP, state health benefits high risk pools (including the high risk pool created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and coverage within the small group market for small businesses and their employees.  Comments on the interim final rule must be submitted to the Department by June 4, 2010.