Publications

Publications

The following are publications written by Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) researchers. The publications were published by CHIR or another organization, as noted.

For further research publications from CHIR experts, please visit the CHIRblog and The Commonwealth Fund’s To the Point blog.


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Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Approaches to Premium Rate Reforms in the Individual Health Insurance Market (new window), Justin Giovannelli, Kevin W. Lucia and Sabrina Corlette, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2014.
Marketplace Renewals, State Efforts to Maximize Enrollment into Affordable Health Plan Options (new window), Sabrina Corlette, Jack Hoadley and Sandy Ahn, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, December 2014.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Revisiting the ACA’s Essential Health Benefits Requirements, Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia and Sabrina Corlette, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2014.
Report from the First Year of Navigator Technical Assistance Project: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the New Year of Enrollment (new window), JoAnn Volk, Sandy Ahn, Sabrina Corlette and Tricia Brooks, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 2014.
Federal and State Policy Towards Association Health Plans in Oregon (new window), Kevin Lucia, Sandy Ahn and Sabrina Corlette, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 2014.
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Six-State Case Study on Network Adequacy (new window), Sabrina Corlette, Kevin Lucia and Sandy Ahn, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 2014.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on Quality Improvement in State-Based Marketplaces (new window), Sarah Dash, Sabrina Corlette and Amy Thomas, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2014.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action to Reform the Individual Health Insurance Market (new window), Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia and Sabrina Corlette, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2014.
Narrow Provider Networks in New Health Plans: Balancing Affordability with Access to Quality Care (new window), Sabrina Corlette, Robert Berenson, JoAnn Volk and Judy Feder, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2014.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action to Establish SHOP Marketplaces (new window), Sarah Dash, Kevin Lucia and Amy Thomas, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2014.
Navigator Resource Guide on Private Health Insurance Coverage & the Health Insurance Marketplace (new window), JoAnn Volk, Sabrina Corlette and Christine Monahan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 2014.
The Launch of the Affordable Care Act in Selected States: Insurer Participation, Competition, and Premiums (new window), John Holahan, Kevin Lucia and Rebecca Peters, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 2014.
The Launch of the Affordable Care Act in Selected States: Reforming Insurance Markets and Protecting Consumers (new window), Sabrina Corlette and Kevin Lucia, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 2014.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: The State of the States (new window), Katie Keith and Kevin Lucia, The Commonwealth Fund, January 2014.

Strengthening the Value and Performance of Health Insurance Market Conduct Examination Programs: Consumer Recommendations for Regulators and Lawmakers, Sabrina Corlette et al, Health Management Associates, December 2013.
What States are Doing to Simplify Health Plan Choice in the Insurance Marketplaces (new window), Christine H. Monahan, Sarah J. Dash, Kevin W. Lucia and Sabrina Corlette, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2013.
Stabilizing Premiums Under the Affordable Care Act: State Efforts to Reduce Adverse Selection (new window), Linda Blumberg, Sabrina Corlette, Sarah Dash and Shanna Rifkin, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 2013.
Real Stories, Real Reforms, Sabrina Corlette, JoAnn Volk and Kevin Lucia, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 2013.
Only the Beginning – What’s Next at the Health Insurance Exchanges? (new window) Henry J. Aaron and Kevin W. Lucia, New England Journal of Medicine, August 2013.
Moving to High Quality, Adequate Coverage: State Implementation of New Essential Health Benefit Requirements,Sabrina Corlette, Christine Monahan and Kevin Lucia, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August 2013.
Nondiscrimination under the Affordable Care Act, Katie Keith, Kevin Lucia and Christine Monahan, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, July 2013.
Health Policy Brief: Health Insurance Exchanges and State Decisions, Sarah Dash, Christine Monahan and Kevin W. Lucia, Health Affairs, July 2013.
Cross Cutting Issues: Insurer Participation and Competition in Health Insurance Exchanges: Early Indications from Selected States (new window), John Holahan, Kevin Lucia, Rebecca Peters and Christine Monahan, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, July 2013.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Key Design Decisions for State-Based Exchanges, Sarah Dash, Kevin Lucia, Katie Keith and Christine Monahan, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2013.
Launching the Medicare Part D Program: Lessons for the New Health Insurance Marketplaces, Jack Hoadley, Sabrina Corlette, Laura Summer and Christine Monahan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2013.
The Affordable Care Act: Improving Incentives for Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (new window), Linda Blumberg, Sabrina Corlette and Kevin Lucia, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2013.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Decisions about Health Insurance Exchange Establishment,  (new window)Sarah Dash, Christine Monahan and Kevin Lucia, The Commonwealth Fund, April 2013.
Factors Affecting Self-Funding by Small Employers: Views from the Market, Kevin Lucia, Christine Monahan and Sabrina Corlette, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 2013.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Choosing an Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan, Sabrina Corlette, Kevin W. Lucia and Max Levin, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2013.
State Insurance Exchanges Face Challenges In Offering Standardized Choices Alongside Innovative Value-Based Insurance, Sabrina Corlette, David Downs, Christine H. Monahan and Barbara Yondorf, Health Affairs, February 2013.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on the 2014 Market Reforms, Katie Keith, Kevin Lucia and Sabrina Corlette, The Commonwealth Fund, February 2013.

Child-Only Coverage and the Affordable Care Act: Lessons for Policymakers, Katie Keith, Kevin W. Lucia and Sabrina Corlette, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2012.
Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines: An Assessment of State Laws and Implications for Improving Choice and Affordability of Coverage (new window), Sabrina Corlette, Christine Monahan, Katie Keith and Kevin Lucia, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 2012.
Coverage of Colonoscopies Under the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention Benefit, Karen Pollitz, Kevin Lucia, Katie Keith, Robert Smith, Mary Doroshenk, Holly Wolf and Thomas K. Weber, Kaiser Family Foundation, American Cancer Society, and National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, September 2012.
Monitoring State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 10 States: Rate Review (new window), Sabrina Corlette, Kevin Lucia and Katie Keith, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 2012.
Monitoring State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 10 States: Early Market Reforms (new window), Kevin Lucia, Sabrina Corlette and Katie Keith, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 2012.
Plan Management: Issues for State, Partnership, and Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Exchanges (new window), Sabrina Corlette, JoAnn Volk and Kevin Lucia, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2012.
New York Site Visit Report (new window), Theresa Coughlin, Randall Bovbjerg, Shanna Rifkin and Sabrina Corlette, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 2012.
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on Early Market Reforms (new window), Katie Keith, Kevin W. Lucia and Sabrina Corlette, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2012.
Premium Incentives to Drive Wellness in the Workplace: A Review of the Issues and Recommendations for Policymakers (new window), JoAnn Volk and Sabrina Corlette, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, February 2012.
Rhode Island Site Visit Report, (new window) John Holahan, Shanna Rifkin, Kevin Lucia and Katie Keith, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation February 2012.
Oregon Site Visit Report (new window), Terri Coughlin and Sabrina Corlette, Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation February 2012.

The Role of Exchanges in Quality Improvement: An Analysis of the Options (new window), JoAnn Volk and Sabrina Corlette, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 2011.
Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options (new window), Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk, National Academy of Social Insurance and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2011.
The Massachusetts and Utah Health Insurance Exchanges: Lessons Learned (new window), Sabrina Corlette, Joan Alker, Joe Touschner and JoAnn Volk, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 2011.
NAIC’s Model State Laws: Fact Sheets to Help Protect and Improve State Regulation (new window), Sabrina Corlette, Community Catalyst, January 2011.

Rate Review: Spotlight on State Efforts to Make Health Insurance More Affordable (new window), Sabrina Corlette and Janet Lundy, Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 2010.
September 23 Health Care Reforms: Making Insurance Work for Children and Families, (new window) Dawn Horner and Sabrina Corlette, Center for Children and Families, Sept. 2010.
Health Insurance Exchanges: New Coverage Options for Children and Families (new window),  (new window)Dawn Horner and Sabrina Corlette, Center for Children and Families, August 2010.
American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network: Background Papers on Health Care Reform (new window), Sabrina Corlette, American Cancer Society, Summer 2010.

Unexpected Charges: What States Are Doing About Balance Billing (new window), (new window) Jack Hoadley and Kevin Lucia, National Academy for State Health Policy and California Health Care Foundation, April 2009.
Report on State Law Requirements for Patient Permission to Disclose Health Information, Joy Pritts, Stephanie Lewis, Robin Jacobson, Kevin Lucia, Kyle Kanye, RTI International, AUgust 2009.
Maternity Care and Consumer-Driven Health Plans, Karen Pollitz, Mila Kofman, Alina Salganicoff and Usha Ranji, Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2007.
Genetic Discrimination In Health Insurance: Current Legal Protections and Industry Practices, Karen Pollitz, Beth Peshkin, Eliza Bangit and Kevin Lucia, Inquiry, Fall 2007.
Association Health Plans: What’s All the Fuss About, Mila Kofman, Kevin Lucia, Eliza Bangit and Karen Pollitz, Health Affairs, November/December 2006.
Discount Medical Plan Organizations: Past, Present, and Future in Florida and in Other States, Georgetown University Health Policy Report to the State of Florida, Mila Kofman, Jennifer Libster and Elisa Fisher, Office of Insurance Regulation, November 2006.
Health Insurance Regulation by the States and the Federal Government: A Review of Current Approaches and Proposals for Change, Mila Kofman and Karen Pollitz, Journal of Insurance Regulation, April 2006.
Imposition Of Durational Residency Requirements. Requirements By State High-Risk Pools: Constitutional Considerations, Kevin Lucia and Susanne Addy, Journal Of Insurance Regulation, December 2006.
Association Health Insurance: Is It Time to Regulate This Product? Mila Kofman, Kevin Lucia, Eliza Bangit and Karen Pollitz, Journal of Insurance Regulation, Fall 2005.
Association Health Plans: Loss of State Oversight Means Regulatory Vacuum and More Fraud, Mila Kofman, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, July 2005.
HSAs: A Great Tax Shelter for Wealthy, Healthy People but Little Help to the Uninsured, Underinsured, and People with Medical Needs, Mila Kofman, Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association, July 2005 (invited op-ed article).
Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future: Is it Time to Reevaluate Regulation of Self-insured Multiple Employer Arrangements? Mila Kofman and Jennifer Libster, Journal of Insurance Regulation, Spring 2005. Not available online.
Discount Medical Cards: Leading the Way to Inexpensive Care or Potential Fraud? Mila Kofman, Managed Care Interface, April 2005 (invited guest article). Not available online.
Health Insurance and Diabetes: The Lack of Available, Affordable, and Adequate Coverage, Karen Pollitz, Eliza Bangit, Kevin Lucia, Mila Kofman, Kelly Montgomery and Holly Whelan, Clinical Diabetes, April 2005.
Discount Medical Cards: Market Innovation or Illusion? Mila Kofman, Eliza Bangit and Jennifer Libster, Commonwealth Fund March 2005.
Falling Through the Cracks: Stories of How Health Insurance Can Fail People With Diabetes, Karen Pollitz, Eliza Bangit, Kevin Lucia, Mila Kofman, Kelly Montgomery and Holly Whelan, American Diabetes Association, February 2005.
Multiple Employer Arrangements: Another Piece of a Puzzle, Analysis of M-1 Filings, Mila Kofman, Eliza Bangit and Kevin Lucia, Journal of Insurance Regulation, Fall 2004.
Issue Brief: HSAs: Issues and Implementation Decisions for States, Mila Kofman, State Coverage Initiatives, September 2004.
Federal Association Health Plans: Will This Proposal Remedy the Health Insurance Crisis? Mila Kofman and Karl Polzer, Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, August 2004.
New York: A Case Study on Private Market Reforms, History, Impact on Public Programs and Other Issues, Mila Kofman and Jennifer Libster, a report to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Spring 2004. Not available online.
MEWAs: The Threat of Plan Insolvency and Other Challenges, Mila Kofman, Eliza Bangit and Kevin Lucia, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2004.
Issue Brief: Consumer Protection and Long-Term Care Insurance: Predictability of Premiums, Mila Kofman and Lee Thompson, Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project, March 2004.
Opinions Commentary, Disassociate from this plan, Mila Kofman and Karl Polzer, Modern Healthcare, February 2004 (invited guest column).
Insurance Markets: What Would Association Health Plans Mean for California, Mila Kofman and Karl Polzer, California HealthCare Foundation, January 2004.
Issue Brief: Health Insurance Scams: How Government Is Responding and What Further Steps Are Necessary, Mila Kofman, Kevin Lucia and Eliza Bangit, The Commonwealth Fund, August 2003.
Proliferation of Phony Health Insurance: States and the Federal Government Respond, Mila Kofman, Kevin Lucia and Eliza Bangit, Bureau of National Affairs, August 2003. Not available online.
Insurance Markets: Group Purchasing Arrangements: Implications of MEWAs, Mila Kofman, Eliza Bangit and Kevin Lucia, California HealthCare Foundation, July 2003.
Fact Sheet: Private Long-Term Care Insurance, Mila Kofman, Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project, May 2003.
Issue Brief: Group Purchasing Arrangements: Issues for States, Mila Kofman, State Coverage Initiatives, April 2003.
Health Insurance Scams Promoted Through Associations: A Primer, Mila Kofman, The Insurance Receiver, September 2002.
Assessing State External Review Programs And The Effects of Pending Federal Patient’s Rights Legislation, Karen Pollitz, Jeff Crowley, Kevin Lucia and Eliza Bangit, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation March 2002.
A Consumer’s Guide to Getting And Keeping Health Insurance In (Multiple States), Karen Pollitz, Jennifer Libester, Eliza Bangit, Kevin Lucia and Mila Kofman, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Community Trust, 2001-Present. Multiple reports.