Health Insurance

Starting in 2022, patients will know in advance what most health care services will cost. Enacted at the end of 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the CAA), the No Surprises Act requires that group health plans and insurers provide advance cost estimates, called advanced explanations of benefits (advanced EOBs), for scheduled services. The No Surprises Act also requires plans and insurers to provide price comparison guidance online and by phone, similar to what non-grandfathered plans and insurers already were required to do starting in 2023 under the Transparency in Coverage regulations. This article, part of our…