Modified by section 10104 of the Manager’s Amendment. Directs the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to contract with health insurance issuers, at least one of which is a non-profit, to offer at least 2 Multi-State Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) through each Exchange in each State in a manner similar to that under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program contracting process. Sets requirements for multi-state plans including offering a uniform benefits package in each State – although States may require additional benefits if they assume the cost, as specified – consisting of ACA essential health benefits and meeting QHP criteria.
Provides for a phase-in under which OPM contracts with issuers offering multi-state QHPs:
in year 1, offers the plan in at least 60 percent of States;
in year 2, offers the plan in at least 70 percent of States;
in year 3, offers the plan in at least 85 percent of States; and
in each subsequent year, offers the plan in all States.
Authorizes but does not delineate an appropriation.