The Affordable Care Act: States & Health Insurance Exchanges

Every state must comply with several Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates, including establishing a public Health Insurance Exchange that provides a competitive marketplace for individuals and small employers to directly compare available private health insurance options. This paper looks at the critical planning and implementation challenges states are facing and delineates the third-party expertise that is needed in a strategic partner in order to be ready for 2014—while at the same time planning for 2015.