Tag Archives: ACA Marketplaces

Marketplace Enrollment Down From Last Year Following Post-Trump Inauguration Drop-Off (Updated)

A total of 12.2 million people selected or were automatically enrolled in marketplace plans during the 2017 ACA open enrollment period, reflecting a late-January enrollment slowdown. And the IRS temporarily waived employer penalties connected with a notice about a new health care financing vehicle.

March 16, 2017

Unpacking The Trump Administration’s Market Stabilization Proposed Rule

On February 15, HHS released its first notice of proposed rulemaking of the Tom Price era, intended to shore up the individual health insurance markets. What’s in the proposed rule, what might its effects be, and what else must be done to stabilize the markets?

February 16, 2017

ACA Round-Up: Market Stabilization, Fixed-Indemnity Plans, Cost-Sharing Reductions, And Penalty Updates

The administration sent to the Office of Management and Budget a proposed “market stabilization” rule, while the IRS addressed the tax treatment of benefits paid by fixed-indemnity health plans.

February 8, 2017

Uncertainty, Headwinds Hurt Final Marketplace Enrollment Total

On February 3, CMS released its final snapshot of plan selections for the fourth Healthcare.gov open enrollment period, which ended on January 31, 2017. As of that date, 9,201,805 individuals had selected plans through Healthcare.gov in the 39 states it serves, down more than 400,000 from last year.

February 5, 2017

Government Files Brief In House v. Burwell; ASPE Lays Out 2017 Plans And Premiums (Updated)

On October 24, HHS and Treasury filed their initial brief in their appeal of House v. Burwell in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. On the same date, Healthcare.gov opened for window shopping for 2017 plans and ASPE released a report on 2017 Marketplace health plan choice and premiums.

October 25, 2016

Making Marketplaces Work: California’s Ingredients For Success

California is one of the places where the ACA is working — and our lessons can be instructive as we move to the next phase of the building on, refining, and improving the Affordable Care Act.

October 24, 2016

The Off-Exchange Individual Market And Small Group Market: New HIX Compare Data

While much is known about products on the ACA Marketplaces, the off-exchange segment comprises roughly 40 percent of individual market enrollment. HIX Compare now includes complete information about ACA-compliant off-exchange products, as well as small group products, sold in 2016.

October 24, 2016

Examining The HHS Projections For 2017 Marketplace Enrollment (Updated)

During the first half of 2016 (January 1 to June 30, 2016), 10.4 million individuals had effectuated marketplace enrollment—they had paid their premiums and had an active policy. ASPE projects that by the end of 2017 open enrollment, 13.8 million individuals will have selected a marketplace plan.

October 19, 2016

CMS Details Open Enrollment Strategy (With Risk Corridor Litigation Update)

CMS is ramping up its open enrollment outreach for 2017, aiming to cover more uninsured people and increase marketplace stability by enrolling younger and healthier people.

October 13, 2016

Aetna’s Retrenchment Is No Big Deal

The recent announcement that the country’s third largest health insurer will withdraw from Marketplaces in 11 of the 15 states that it currently serves follows major retrenchments by United Health and Humana. Is this evidence of the ACA's fatally flawed design, or the product of a competitive...

August 26, 2016