Arkansas Releases Warning on Short-Term Health Plans

The Arkansas Insurance Department has released a warning per short-term health skeleton and reminded producers offered such skeleton they are compulsory to advise consumers that these skeleton do not accommodate a smallest essential coverage mandate of a Affordable Care Act.

In AID’s announcement, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr pronounced short-term, limited-duration word (STLDI) health skeleton “have been accessible to consumers for decades, though with new changes to sovereign manners consumers should be wakeful of high-pressure sales pitches claiming short-term skeleton are ACA-compliant—which they are not.”

They pivotal differences between short-term, limited-duration word skeleton with health skeleton agreeable with a Affordable Care Act (ACA) are:

  • Coverage is reduction than 12 months,
  • Not compulsory to offer same turn of advantages (maternity, medication drugs, dependents, etc.),
  • Can exclude coverage or assign aloft premiums formed on health history, and
  • Not compulsory to cover pre-existing conditions.
  • Those offered STLDI skeleton are compulsory to advise consumers that these skeleton do not accommodate a smallest essential coverage mandate of a ACA.

Source: AID