America’s Health Insurance Plans has released a series of applications to improve the affordability, stability and accessibility of health care.

The efforts include the introduction of a lower premium coverage option, guidelines to ensure continuity of care during transition periods, and greater transparency related to benefits and coverage options. The applications are intended to improve the consumer experience and promote patient-centered care.

The efforts focus on enhancing affordability by giving consumers, especially younger individuals, a lower premium plan option that would bring more people into the marketplace. Another focus is enhanced stability via ensuring continuity of care protections to provide important support during times of transitions in coverage. Accessibility will be improved through greater transparency, so that patients are getting the information they need to choose the right coverage, as well as the right care.

Affordability, stability and accessibility are top of mind for consumers, when it comes to their health care, said AHIP. The organization intends to work with all stakeholders to provide consumers with greater peace of mind in the new marketplace.

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