Retail Enrollment Centers

With the ACA’s introduction of open enrollment periods for health coverage programs, the time was right for innovative outreach models to reach new populations. Retail enrollment centers (also called “pop-up retail shops”) were one outreach and enrollment tool developed by states that has shown early promising results. In the first two years of ACA open […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Last week’s ruling in King v. Burwell affirmed the provision of tax-subsidies through the federally-facilitated marketplace (FFM), a decision which may have affected over 6.4 million Americans currently receiving subsidies in the 34 states that have opted for the FFM model. The ruling has asserted the place of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with state […]

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    June 30, 2015 | Filed under: Charts, State Exchanges, State Health Policy Blog
  • Tax Reconciliation Cheat Sheet

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes health insurance coverage more affordable for many Americans by providing federal premium tax credits (PTC) to eligible individuals purchasing a qualified health plan (QHP) through a health insurance marketplace with individual income below $46,680 in 2014 (or households earning under 400% of the federal poverty line). To help make […]

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    April 2, 2015 | Filed under: Charts, State Exchanges, State Exchanges Maps and Charts
  • Renewal Strategies during the 2nd Open Enrollment Season

    During the second year of open enrollment in marketplaces, for the first time states renewed current enrollees alongside new customers. Renewing coverage for existing enrollees is essential to avoid coverage gaps, but state approaches to renewals and re-enrollment in marketplace coverage varied. This chart looks at how states handled Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC) and […]

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    January 24, 2015 | Filed under: Charts, State Exchanges, State Exchanges Maps and Charts
  • As we noted in a previous analysis, the State Innovation Model (SIM) Testing Awards that HHS awarded to six states (Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont) were to support states’ work on multi-payer payment and delivery system reform. Strategies to improve the population’s health were a critical aspect of the SIM awards. The SIM […]

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    November 19, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • This chart highlights marketplace policy decisions related to pediatric dental coverage for the 2014 plan year.  It tracks the kinds of pediatric dental products that marketplaces solicited and offered on the marketplace in 2014, particularly whether dental benefits were offered through stand-alone dental products (SADP), as “bundled” products that paired a specific SADP and a qualified […]

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    July 17, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a primary care extension program (PCEP) to improve the quality of primary care services by “educat[ing] providers about preventive medicine, health promotion, chronic disease management, mental and behavioral health services, and evidence-based and evidence informed therapies and techniques.” The Agency for Healthcare Research and […]

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    March 6, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m