The Delaware Health Benefit Exchange is getting ready to take applications from carriers that want to use it to sell coverage.
The Web-based health insurance supermarket hopes to start accepting certification applications from “qualified health plans” (QHPs) March 28 and close the application process June 30.
The Delaware exchanges hopes to get final QHP approvals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by early September.
Carriers can submit their applications through the HHS Health Insurance Oversight System (HIOS) website.
Crystal English and Linda Nemes, Delaware regulators, talked about the exchange plan application process recently during a workshop held for prospective exchange coverage issuers.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) calls for states and federal agencies to work to provide exchange services, or Web-based health insurance supermarkets, for eligible individuals and small businesses in all states by Oct. 1.
A state can run its own exchange system, let HHS provide exchange services for its residents, or work with HHS to run a partnership exchange. The exchange program will run separate markets for individuals and small groups.