Health insurers that sell plans on the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace may not face “enforcement remedies” in 2017 if they fail to follow all of the rules around consumer complaints, the CMS said in a recent memo.
The CMS says some Medicare beneficiaries are receiving tax credits to purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. The agency is warning them to cancel their exchange coverage immediately and pay back the credit they've received.
Everyone agrees the Affordable Care Act exchanges need more people to sign up for coverage to make those marketplaces more stable. But many Americans haven't enrolled because they find the health insurance confusing.
The CMS is in the early stages of searching for a contractor that will help the agency with back-end eligibility support for people who buy health plans on HealthCare.gov.
With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's healthcare law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.
Despite news of reduced competition and higher premium rates, the federal government argues most consumers will be able to find marketplace coverage for $75 a month or less.
The CMS is stepping up enforcement action against Medicaid consumers who received tax credits to purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace—a move that could mean lost coverage for some.
HHS has finalized a rule that bans discrimination against transgender people throughout the healthcare system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The final rule comes amid the U.S. Justice Department's heated fight against a North Carolina law.
The CMS has delayed plans to roll out a star-rating system intended to help consumers make informed health coverage decisions when shopping on HealthCare.gov.
UnitedHealth Group's decision to pull out of most of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges created a big headache for the Obama administration, but the reality of the situation is a lot more nuanced than it might appear.
Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information about hundreds of thousands of people. And some of those flaws have yet to be fixed.
Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under the Affordable Care Act, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday. Among its customers who owe a penalty for the 2015 tax year, the average fine is $383, compared with $172 for 2014.