Enroll America Statement on HHS Renewal Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 26, 2014
CONTACT: Justin Nisly
Press@enrollamerica.org | 202-601-2494

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Anne Filipic, president of Enroll America, issued the following statement regarding the federal rules for renewing insurance plans purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

“For the millions of American families who found the peace of mind that comes with affordable health insurance this year, today’s announcement means an easier path towards renewing that coverage – and that peace of mind – for the coming year. As we recommended last week, the proposal laid out today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allows the majority of consumers to keep coverage in 2015 without requiring them to take action, and that is excellent news. Of course, consumers will need to update their marketplace account to ensure they receive all of the financial help for which they are eligible, and we will be working with HHS and partners around the country to make sure consumers have the facts and assistance they need to navigate this transition smoothly. We’re glad to see that HHS has laid out a framework for informing consumers about this critical process; during the public comment period this coming month, we’ll work closely with the members of the national enrollment coalition to further strengthen that plan in order to make sure consumers have the help, the information, and the time they need to get the full tax credit for which they qualify.”

Last week, Enroll America released a list of policy recommendations for the renewal process which can be found HERE.

About Get Covered America and Enroll America

Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.

Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition, bringing together community and health organizations, businesses and others to inform consumers about new health coverage options and how to enroll in them. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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