On December 2, 2015, CMS will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for its Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017 (“Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule articulates the federal government’s policy for health care coverage under Affordable Care Act programs and would make several notable changes, including stricter network adequacy requirements for qualified health plans offering coverage on exchanges, creation of a standardized set of benefit and cost-sharing options for exchange coverage, and standards of conduct for agents and brokers. For a more detailed analysis of the Proposed Rule, please click here to view our recent client alert.