The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the form public exchange builders use to describe their exchanges.
CMS is putting the new Blueprint for Approval of Health Insurance Marketplace form, CMS-10416, through a routine paperwork review process.
In a supporting statement, CMS officials said they have made submission of the form all-electronic, and created separate forms for states that want to simply run their Small Business Health Options Plan exchanges, rather than both the individual exchange and the SHOP.
In other PPACA exchange news:
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be running a “Healthy Young America” Video Contest.
HHS is seeking high-quality videos that can persuade healthy young people to sign up for coverage through the new public exchanges.
Entries are due before Sept. 24.
HHS is seeking entries in invincibility theme, music and culture theme, and animation categories.
Entries cannot have a file size greater than 100 megabytes and must be in the MP4 or MOV format.
The contest entry is set to appear in the Federal Register on Tuesday.
- The District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority, the parent of the DC Health Link public exchange program, has posted a broker training and registration information page on its website.
The National Association of Health Underwriters is running the exchange training program.
Brokers can take the course either in person or online.