HHS releases single streamlined insurance marketplace application, solicits comment

Posted on January 29, 2013 | Comment (1)

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a draft of the single, streamlined applications for both individual health insurance coverage and the SHOP applications, in preparation for the launch of the new Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly known as the Exchange) next fall.  Model applications and documentation for individuals and for the small business health options program (SHOP) are now available for public comment via the paperwork reduction act (PRA).

The individual application is a single point of entry to purchase private insurance through the Marketplace and assess eligibility for assistance, including Medicaid, CHIP, and the Advanced Premium Tax Credits (PTCs). CMS has asked that people review the paper and online applications and provide feedback in the way of comments, which can be done by accessing the documents at the PRA website here.

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  • David Moore says:

    Wow!
    Let me get this straight, they are going to bring in “Navigators” who know nothing about health insurance, taxes, Medicaid, CHIP… and inform, enroll and educate millions of people about the exchange and then enroll them with this simple “streamlined” application.
    What could go wrong?

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