THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on Defining and Revising an Essential Health Benefits Package for Qualified Health Plans
Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Costs
This new report, from the Institute of Medicine, recommends criteria and methods for determining and updating the essential health benefits that will be included in certain health insurance plans for individuals and small business beginning in 2014.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 6, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the .