Health Care Reform Update: CMS Announces Plan to Auto-enroll Current Marketplace Members
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a plan to allow members to keep their current Marketplace plans in 2015. Those members who have no change to their income or family situation and want to keep their same plan do not have to do anything, and they will be auto-enrolled in the same Marketplace plan next year, with the same premium tax credit and financial assistance, if applicable.
Members are encouraged to visit the Marketplace to see if they qualify for additional financial assistance and to shop for plans. Specifically, those consumers whose 2013 tax return indicates that they had very high income, or who did not give the Marketplace permission to check updated tax information for annual eligibility redetermination purposes, will get auto-enrolled without financial assistance if they do not visit the Marketplace to check if they qualify for financial assistance.