Health insurance application The provision is part of the broader rules released for state exchanges that also requires exchanges to conduct regular eligibility verifications using outside data sources such as Medicare and Medicaid. (Photo: iStock)

In a measure that, according to Becker’s Hospital Review, is intended “to strengthen the integrity of state-based insurance exchanges under the ACA,” insurers will be required to provide separate billing for abortion services.

The rule, which, according to Modern Healthcare, was first proposed in November of 2018, will compel insurers each month to separate out and bill alone—premiums of at least $1 that are attributed to the abortion services that are not permitted to be paid for from public funding. So plan members, starting June 27 of 2020, will receive and be required to pay two separate bills, in separate transactions, with the other invoice covering all other health care services premiums.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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