CMS Proposed Rule Could Increase Health Insurance Coverage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a series of provisions to expand health coverage access as a third installment of the 2022 Payment Notice. The proposed changes include extending the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment an additional 30 days to Jan. 15, 2022, and for future years after 2022. In previous years, Dec. 15 was the deadline for enrollment. At the last Pennie Board of Directors meeting, it was voted unanimously to end open enrollment for 2022 in line with, not to exceed Jan. 31. Additional proposed rules included expanding the current duties of Navigators, creating new special enrollment periods for consumers earning less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (about $3,313 for a family of 4), and increasing user fees used to fund the federal and state based marketplaces by 0.5% of consumer premiums.

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