On January 14, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022 in the Federal Register. The notice includes important rules and parameters for the operation of the individual and small group health insurance markets in 2022 and beyond. This paper summarizes key provisions of the final notice and other related information recently released by HHS. Not all of the topics raised in the proposed 2022 Payment Notice were included in the final Payment Notice released in January. Forthcoming regulations are expected to address the remaining topics that were not addressed in this rule.

Summary of Select Provisions of HHS’ Final 2022 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters and Other Key Regulations