HHS Will Let State Exchanges Permanently Defer To HHS For Individual Mandate Exemptions

August 4, 2015 at 6:35 PM
HHS plans to propose regulations that would let state-run exchanges permanently hand off their individual mandate exemptions to HHS for processing instead of doing it themselves, CMS said in a July 28 frequently asked questions sheet . No state exchanges will be punished for channeling exemptions through HHS after open enrollment begins this fall. “Based on HHS' operation of this service, we have determined that the HHS exemption option is an efficient process for SBMs that has minimized confusion for...

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