The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury today issued a proposed rule that would allow grandfathered health plans to increase enrollees’ premiums and cost-sharing amounts beyond what is currently allowed.

The rule would specifically allow grandfathered high-deductible health plans to increase cost-sharing amounts in order to remain a high-deductible health plan, without losing their grandfathered plan status.

It also would revise the definition of “maximum percentage increase” to include an alternative method of calculating that amount, which would allow for higher premiums and cost-sharing amounts for grandfathered plans in the group market.

Comments on these proposals are due 30 days after the rule is published in the Federal Register.

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