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Umbrella protecting from rain The current version of the HRA expansion rule provides safeguards from incentivizing employers to move sicker employers to individual coverage, but there a concern that they could change in the final rule. (Image: Shutterstock)

Insurers and health industry analysts are raising red flags about possible rule changes concerning the purchasing of individual or short-term health insurance products. Without proper protections, the industry insiders warn, the change could incentivize employers to switch sicker, more expensive enrollees to the individual market, raising premiums for both consumers and the federal government, which subsidizes many individual plans.

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