(3) Transparency in coverage (A) In general The Exchange shall require health plans seeking certification as qualified health plans to submit to the Exchange, the Secretary, the State insurance commissioner, and make available to the public, accurate and timely disclosure of the following information: (i) Claims payment policies and practices. (ii) Periodic financial disclosures. (iii) Data on enrollment. (iv) Data on disenrollment. (v) Data on the number of claims that are denied. (vi) Data on rating practices. (vii) Information on cost-sharing and payments with respect to any out-of-network coverage. (viii) Information on enrollee and participant rights under this title. 1 (ix) Other information as determined appropriate by the Secretary. (B) Use of plain language The information required to be submitted under subparagraph (A) shall be provided in plain language. The term “plain language” means language that the intended audience, including individuals with limited English proficiency, can readily understand and use because that language is concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices of plain language writing. The Secretary and the Secretary of Labor shall jointly develop and issue guidance on best practices of plain language writing. (C) Cost sharing transparency The Exchange shall require health plans seeking certification as qualified health plans to permit individuals to learn the amount of cost-sharing (including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance) under the individual’s plan or coverage that the individual would be responsible for paying with respect to the furnishing of a specific item or service by a participating provider in a timely manner upon the request of the individual. At a minimum, such information shall be made available to such individual through an Internet website and such other means for individuals without access to the Internet. (D) Group health plans The Secretary of Labor shall update and harmonize the Secretary’s rules concerning the accurate and timely disclosure to participants by group health plans of plan disclosure, plan terms and conditions, and periodic financial disclosure with the standards established by the Secretary under subparagraph (A).
42 USC § 18031(e)(3)
None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (part B) of this section.