OE10 SEES RECORD ENROLLMENT
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) concluded January 15 and the results are in – a record number of people enrolled for coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. In total, over 16.3 million individuals selected plans on the ACA marketplaces during OE10. This includes over 3.6 million new customers compared to those who enrolled for coverage in 2022. For more information, or for links to the CMS fact sheet and press release, check out our news item.
While OE10 has ended, that doesn’t mean that there still isn’t an opportunity to get covered. For instance, did you know that certain life events can create a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) when individuals can enroll? As part of our partnership with Community Catalyst, we have a project which highlights opportunities for people with disabilities to get access to health coverage through Medicaid or the ACA marketplace. As part of this project, they have graphics like the one below which highlight one SEP – those who have recently turned 26 and aged off of their parent’s coverage. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
While January 15 was the deadline in most states for Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10), there are a few states which do have different deadlines. The states that operate with their own state-based marketplace (SBM) have the ability to change the date when open enrollment ends. For a list of all the SBMs with different OE10 deadlines, check out our news item.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) released their latest FAQ of the week on “Post-Enrollment Issues.” Another post from the CHIR focuses on the escalating price of employer-sponsored coverage and possible policy solutions.
We have been following the updates regarding the end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement. As part of Congress’s year-end spending package last month, the continuous coverage requirement will now end April 1. To learn more about this and for a link to the latest CMS guidance on the issue, check out our news item.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities also has a new FAQ on unwinding the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement.
The Georgetown Center for Children and Families has a new post which looks at the end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement and what it could mean for coverage losses for children in Florida.
In December, CMS released the proposed rule for the 2024 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP). The NBPP is the regulatory framework which CMS uses to operate the federally facilitated marketplace (healthcare.gov). For links to the relevant documents released by CMS on the NBPP, including the proposed rules, press release and fact sheet, check out our news item. Comments to the proposed rules are due January 30.
Another comment opportunity is a Request for Information which CMS released seeking comment on the essential health benefits required to be covered under the ACA. Comments under the RFI can be submitted to CMS through the Federal Register by January 31.
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