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VBID Updated Templates Open for Public Comment

The Office of Health Strategy seeks public comment on the updated Value Based Insurance Design Templates. 

In 2016, the SIM Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) Consortium released VBID insurance plan templates that could be adapted by employers to improve health benefits for their employees. In 2017, the templates were updated to simplify the options, as well as to incorporate new VBID concepts. In August, the SIM Steering Committee approved the next iteration of VBID templates as recommended by the VBID Consortium. The updated templates can be accessed through the below links. Additionally, the VBID Consortium Feedback Report summarizes the changes that were made to the templates and includes feedback from the Consortium.

VBID Fully-Insured Template

VBID Self-Insured Template 

VBID Consortium Feedback Report 

Instructions for Providing Comment

  • Written comments, questions, and concerns regarding these recommendations may be submitted until October 5, 2018 to the Office of Health Strategy at 
  • When submitting correspondence, please reference "VBID Templates" in the subject line.
  • If you are providing comments on behalf of an organization, please include the organization's name and your contact information. If you are commenting as an individual, please include your contact information.

This project was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.