Medical Economics March 4, 2021
Keith A. Reynolds

More than 200,000 Americans took advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace special enrollment period during the second half of February.

According to a news release from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), there were 206,236 new plan selections from Feb. 15 to 28 while 385,864 new consumers requested coverage on an application submitted on or after Feb. 15. Of these, 330,473 were marketplace eligible and 54,434 were eligible for Medicaid and or CHIP.

In previous years, these special enrollment periods were only opened for qualifying life events, but President Joe R. Biden called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the marketplace at for a special enrollment period from Feb. 15...

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Topics: ACA (Affordable Care Act), CMS, Govt Agencies, Insurance, Patient / Consumer, Payer, Public Exchange
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