Implementing Health Reform: Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment; Tax Forms; And Special Enrollment Period (March 27 Update)
March 22nd, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a number of items to close out the week on March 20, 2015. First, CMS released the January 2015 Medicaid and CHIP Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Report. (CMS blog post, one pager) The 50 states and the District of Columbia reported nearly 70 million enrollees in comprehensive Medicaid and CHIP programs as of the last day of the month.
Second, CMS and the Internal Revenue Service released updates regarding the issuance of corrected 1095-A forms. The 1095-As are the forms that exchanges are providing to individuals who received premium tax credits for 2014; they are supposed to help individuals reconcile the advance premium tax credits they received for 2014 with the tax credits they should have received.
Finally, CMS has further clarified eligibility requirements for the special enrollment period (SEP) for people who owe an individual responsibility fee for 2014.Read the rest of this entry »