Oregon Seeks Public Comment on Essential Health Benefits
July 9, 2012 -- The State of Oregon is seeking public comments on the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) Workgroup’s final recommendation. Beginning in 2014, the Federal Affordable Care Act requires health plans sold in the individual and small group markets to offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as “essential health benefits.” The EHB Workgroup, appointed by Governor Kitzhaber, was charged with recommending an EHB benchmark plan from one of ten choices outlined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The Workgroup recently finalized their recommendation that will be presented to the Oregon Health Policy Board and the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Board for review.
For more information, view the formal request for public comment along with the Workgroup’s final recommendation letter and EHB plan illustration.
Public comments will be accepted through July 30, 2012 and should be sent to EHB@state.or.us.