On September 17, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury issued a final rule governing marketplaces and qualified health plans sold through the marketplaces in 2022. The final rule largely codifies changes proposed in June including several changes to rescind policies made under the prior administration including: Repealing prior guidance on 1332 state innovation waivers that significantly broadened the interpretation of […]
Updated Aug 18, 2021 This chart describes the regular and special enrollment periods when individuals may sign up for health insurance coverage through either the federal marketplace (healthcare.gov, which 36 states use) or state-operated marketplaces (used by 14 states and Washington, DC). Marketplace Original 2021 Open Enrollment Period 2021 COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Federally facilitated marketplace (36 states) Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2020 Feb. 15 – May 15, 2021* State-Operated Marketplaces California Nov. 1, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021 Feb. 1 – May 15, 2021 and […]
In late June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its first proposed rule governing the health insurance markets and marketplaces. The rule includes some significant changes aimed at achieving priorities outlined in President Biden’s Executive Order to strengthen provisions within Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Major changes proposed by the rule are summarized below. Comments on the rule may be submitted here by July […]
Governor Sisolak signed legislation last week that gives Nevada the authority to establish a public option that is intended to provide consumers with comprehensive, but lower cost health insurance. The second state to enact such a law (Washington was first in 2019), Nevada is tasked with creating state-designed coverage to be administered by private insurers that are required to reduce premiums by addressing high health care costs.