AHIP Statement on the Status of Current Health Care Benefits

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2012

Robert Zirkelbach

Washington, DC – America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni today released the following statement on the status of policyholders’ current health care benefits:  

“Health plans’ top priorities are providing peace of mind and continuity of coverage to their beneficiaries. No matter what the Supreme Court decides, individuals and families should rest assured that their current coverage will remain in effect.   

“While every health plan will make its own decision, many will maintain important patient protections, including the new rescissions standard. In addition, consumers and employers will continue to have the option of purchasing coverage that includes many of the benefits they have today, such as allowing dependent children to stay on their parents’ policies until age 26.   

“Health plans also will continue to lead on delivery system reforms that promote prevention and wellness, help patients and physicians manage chronic disease, and reward quality care.”   

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