Update: March 2, 2020
State Insurance Marketplace Directors Express Concerns Over Potential Changes to Automatic Re-enrollment
Directors representing 15 state-based marketplaces submitted a joint comment to the US Department of Health and Human Services responding to its latest proposed rule governing health insurance markets. Their comments expressed concerns over future changes to automatic re-enrollment policies that may cause considerable consumer confusion and disrupt insurance markets. Their comments are available here.
Today, 13 state-based marketplace directors submitted a joint letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services responding to its request for comment on possible changes to state insurance rules that could eliminate automatic re-enrollment and change cost-sharing reduction policies by 2021. The directors expressed concern that potential changes curtailing those policies would, “create market instability, harm consumers, and intrude on states’ rights to manage their insurance markets.” Read their letter.