Health Care Reform: Recent News & Events

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CMS Issues Draft Health Insurance Marketplace Applications - Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 14, 2013 -

Under Sections 1311 and 1413 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) must develop and provide each state with a single, streamlined enrollment application form. States also may elect to develop and use their own application, with approval by CMS.

CMS has published the draft online and paper applications for the Individual Marketplace and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

CLICK HERE to view the Draft Individual Application

CLICK HERE to view the Draft SHOP Application for Employers

CLICK HERE to view the Draft SHOP Application for Employees

The information in this document is based on preliminary review of the national health care reform legislation and is not intended to impart legal advice. The federal government continues to issue guidance on how the provisions of national health reform should be interpreted and applied. The impact of these reforms on individual situations may vary. This overview is intended as an educational tool only and does not replace a more rigorous review of the law’s applicability to individual circumstances and attendant legal counsel and should not be relied upon as legal or compliance advice. As required by US Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that any tax information contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.

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