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Healthcare.gov Allows Test of Direct Enrollment

Insurers and the Obama administration are testing fixes to healthcare.gov designed to allow insurers and web-based brokers to directly enroll consumers who qualify for subsidies under the health law...
November 27, 2013

Insurers and the Obama administration are testing fixes to healthcare.gov designed to allow insurers and web-based brokers to directly enroll consumers who qualify for subsidies under the health law. Industry executives who met with the president last week urged him to resolve the problems preventing them from directly enrolling consumers in subsidized coverage, saying they could be particularly helpful in the 36 states served by the troubled federal website and in states such as Oregon that are running their own websites but experiencing difficulties.

The option of direct enrollment has been there from the start, and although some issuers in many states have already begun using this option, it has been limited by recent problems with the website. As of Friday Nov. 22, a pilot test program in Florida, Texas and Ohio using this direct enrollment feature was announced. If successful, those fixes would roll out nationwide.

Insurers Press for Way Around Healthcare.gov (New York Times 11/12/13)

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