California’s Evolving Health Exchange Under PPACA

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), each state must establish its own health benefit exchange by 2014. The following table prepared by Ed Neuschler and Rick Curtis of the Institute for Health Policy Solutions compare California’s proposed exchange (AB 1602/SB 900) with the requirements under PPACA.

The chart compares state and federal guidelines, including:

  • Exchange governance
  • Funding
  • Certification and contracting
  • Products
  • Premium collection
  • Plan Payment
  • The small employer market
  • Eligibility and enrollment

California’s Insurance Exchange vs. PPACA