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October 25, 2013

 

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How Can Agents Enroll Clients in the FFM?
Contractors Face the Monkey Court
Tech Surge Not Surging Fast Enough
Just When We Thought We Were Out, They Pull Us Right Back In!
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How Can Agents Enroll Clients in the FFM?

So while healthcare.gov continues to experience technical difficulties, many agents are wondering what the best options are to help clients beyond checking back in later to see if the website ever starts functioning properly. President Obama has touted the call center, but in a best case scenario, at this point the call center can really only help a consumer make their initial application for subsidy determinations. Once the subsidy determination is processed, which can take several weeks, the consumer (and their agent) will then need to call back and start the plan selection process and then enrollment and payment must be processed by the issuer. This is a clunky option at best... Read More

Contractors Face the Monkey Court

On Thursday, October 24, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held what we are sure will be the first of many congressional oversight hearings on the abysmal rollout of healthcare.gov. One thing we learned from the four and a half hour hearing was that according to the contractors that built the system, all the components of healthcare.gov are working perfectly, just not perfectly together... Read More

Tech Surge Not Surging Fast Enough

We heard from the president earlier this week that no one is more frustrated than he is with the problems plaguing healthcare.gov. As a result, he’s promised a "tech surge" to speed up the mending process. We also heard during yesterday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing that the contractors responsible for healthcare.gov are working to improve their components of the website every day and while there is still much to be done, the website has come a long way... Read More

Just When We Thought We Were Out, They Pull Us Right Back In!

You would think that fixing healthcare.gov would be keeping the fine folks at HHS so busy that they wouldn't have time to issue new regulations, but, unfortunately, conventional wisdom doesn't seem to apply when it comes to health reform implementation. HHS released a final rule yesterday on exchange financial integrity and oversight. We are still looking through the 236 pages, but it appears to cover the financial oversight of exchange-based plans and the final details of the law's reinsurance and risk adjustment mechanisms. It also covers special enrollment periods and makes some changes to market reform definitions... Read More

What We’re Reading

From the mandate to monkey courts, we've got great things for you to read and watch this week!... Read More

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