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Trump Administration Grants Insurers 3 Extra Weeks To Calculate 2018 Rate Requests

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced late last week that the deadline would be extended as insurance companies face uncertainty resulting from President Donald Trump's threat to cut off some subsidies paid to them on behalf of low-income people. The uncertainty has disrupted planning by insurance companies and led some to either leave or contemplate leaving the Obamacare marketplaces.

The New York Times: Health Insurers Get More Time To Calculate Increases For 2018
The Trump administration is giving health insurance companies more time to calculate price increases for 2018 because of uncertainty caused by the president’s threat to cut off crucial subsidies paid to insurers on behalf of millions of low-income people. Federal health officials said the deadline for insurers to file their rate requests would be extended by nearly three weeks, to Sept. 5. (Pear, 8/13)

The Hill: ObamaCare Deadline For Insurers Delayed By Three Weeks
The Trump administration is giving insurers more time to file their 2018 rate requests for ObamaCare plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday it would extend the deadline by three weeks, to Sept. 5, with a final deadline of Sept. 20. (Hellmann, 8/11)

Concord Monitor: Health Insurance Companies Get More Time To Set 2018 Rates
Insurance companies struggling with uncertainty about the national health-care program have an extra three weeks to figure out how much to charge next year. The federal government said Friday it was extended its rate-filing deadline from Aug. 16 to Sept. 5 for insurance companies offering 2018 plans on state exchanges, including the exchange in New Hampshire. (Brooks, 8/11)

The Hill: High Anxiety For Insurers On ObamaCare Deadline
Insurers are grappling with a serious predicament in finalizing how much their health plans will cost, even after a three-week extension from the Trump administration. The new Sept. 5 deadline gives carriers more time to tweak their premiums for HealthCare.gov in a year where uncertainty surrounding the law has reached a new high. (Roubein, 8/13)

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