UnitedHealth Group and other health insurers would be able to vary their premiums based only on age, tobacco use, family size or geography under proposed U.S. rules meant to protect people with pre-existing illnesses.
In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services outlined various conditions and services insurers must cover, and laid out rules to let companies expand employee wellness programs, according to proposed regulations posted online Tuesday. The proposals mark the Obama administration’s move to begin formalizing core provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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