In Florida, Drug Re-Importation from Canada Finds New Champions, Old Snags

“Florida is joining the growing ranks of states that, squeezed by climbing drug prices, are eyeing the Canadian fix…. Legislation has been advanced this year in about a dozen states that would advance wholesale drug importation programs … While statehouses may be abuzz, in Washington, national politics impedes feasibility. And skeptics question how much relief these initiatives could actually provide.”
Kaiser Health News

Departments Ask for Advice from Health Plan Sponsors: Preserving ‘Grandfathered Status’ Under the ACA

“The specific questions include: [1] Do any of the requirements for maintaining grandfathered status create particular challenges, and how could these requirements be modified to reduce these challenges? [2] Why do plan sponsors choose to retain grandfathered status? [3] What are the costs and benefits that plan sponsors consider in deciding whether to retain grandfathered status? [4] Is preserving grandfathered status important to plan participants? [5] What changes in benefits typically trigger a loss of grandfathered status?” 
Segal Consulting