The Department of Health and Human Services has extended public comment on two proposed rules published on July 15 to establish state insurance exchanges and implement standards related to reinsurance and risk adjustment.

HHS is extending comment periods on the rules from Sept. 28, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011. The department believes that additional proposed rules published on Aug. 17 covering eligibility determinations by an exchange "generate additional insight into issues raised under the July 15, 2011 proposed rules," according to a notice available here and being published on Sept. 30 in the Federal Register.

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