Previously, we reported on the changes to the ACA marketplaces due to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), including the increase in the tax subsidies available to consumers. Today, HHS Secretary Becerra announced that beginning today these increased subsidies would appear on healthcare.gov as consumers go on to the website to get covered. To learn more, check out these links from HHS:
- CMS Fact Sheet on ARPA Changes to Healthcare.gov: English | Spanish
- ASPE Issue Brief: Access to Marketplace Plans with Low Premiums on the Federal Platform
Additionally, CMS has released resources which assist with outreach during the COVID SEP. This resource page includes fact sheets, sample social media posts, graphics and flyers in English and Spanish.