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Avalere Analysis Projects Potential for Increased Subsidized Exchange Enrollment

NEWS RELEASE -- A new Avalere Health analysis shows that, as of November 2, 30 percent of exchange applicants are eligible for federal subsidies to reduce their monthly insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs for medical care, far below the 84 percent of enrollees who are ultimately expected to qualify for financial assistance.

Avalere Analysis: State-Based Exchanges Average 3 Percent of Expected Enrollment

An analysis from Avalere Health finds that 12 state-based exchanges1 have enrolled about 3 percent of their expected 2014 exchange participants. Together, the 12 states have enrolled 49,100 people in exchanges based on data released by the states, as of Nov. 10. By the end of 2014, Avalere projects these states will account for 1.4 million exchange enrollees.

CMS Publishes Final Program Integrity Rule

On Oct. 24, CMS released its final program integrity standards rule, detailing: advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTCs) and cost-sharing reductions (CSRs); the premium stabilization programs; issuers offering coverage in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace; and standards for enrollee satisfaction survey vendors.

HHS: Exchange Plans Not Federal Programs

On Oct. 30, HHS sent a letter to Rep. McDermott, R-Wash., indicating that it does not consider qualified health plans (QHPs) purchased through insurance exchanges to be federal healthcare programs.

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