Ope Enrollment 2018 – Update 8-20-17

According to the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Newswire, states are preparing for worst case scenarios regarding 2018 Open Enrollment.  On its website, CNBC (8/20, Coombs) reports that state health insurance regulators have been optimistic about the prospects for ACA enrollment in 2018, but they “are now bracing for the worst-case scenario – that the fate of key health insurance subsidies will remain in limbo past key deadlines next month.”

On Friday, Diana Dooley, chair of Covered California, said, “We have a way to protect consumers, but it is complicated and will cause unnecessary confusion and anxiety.” The article says if congressional lawmakers cannot reach an agreement “on the subsidies within the next five weeks, states will have no choice but to approve rate increases that include surcharges and go with those rates for the start of open enrollment on Nov. 1.”

Stay tuned…

August 21st, 2017 by RealCare Insurance Marketing, Inc.