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Nurse Practitioners of New York

Obama Administration Simplifies, Significantly Shortens Application for Health Insurance

Posted over 4 years ago by Juliette Blount

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the application for health coverage has been simplified and significantly shortened. The application for individuals without health insurance has been reduced from twenty-one to three pages, and the application for families is reduced by two-thirds. The consumer-friendly forms are much shorter than industry standards for health insurance applications today. In addition, for the first time consumers, will be able to fill out one simple application and see their entire range of health insurance options, including plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and tax credits that will help pay for premiums. The applications released today, which can be submitted starting on October 1, can be found at: http://cciio.cms.gov/resources/other/index.html Go here for more details.

Source: AANP E-Bulletin