Yesterday, CMS issued proposed rules designed to stabilize the ACA marketplaces. These rules address a wide variety of areas including the length of next year’s open enrollment period, the determination process for eligibility for Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) and network adequacy rules, to name a few. Some of the highlights of the rules include:
- Shortening the open enrollment period for 2018 from three months down to a month and a half (November 1-December 15, 2017)
- Expanding the verification process for SEPs
- Deferring network adequacy determinations to the states
To read the CMS press release on the release of these proposed rules, click here. To download the proposed rules, click here. Comments on the proposed rules are to be submitted to CMS by March 7, 2017.