Health and Human Services issued this announcement about mini-med plans today:
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released new guidance that will give consumers more information about their health insurance plan. Under the new rules, health insurers offering “mini-med” plans must notify consumers in plain language that their plan offers extremely limited benefits and direct them to www.HealthCare.gov where they can get more information about other coverage options. HHS has also issued guidance restricting the sale of new mini-med plans except under very limited circumstances.
“The Affordable Care Act is giving consumers more control over their health care by providing them with information about their health insurance options”, said Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Now, we’re taking an unprecedented step to ensure consumers are informed when they purchase policies that offer limited coverage”.