On January 27, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a State Health Official (SHO) letter, “Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Condition Changes, Conditions for Receiving the FFCRA Temporary FMAP Increase, Reporting Requirements, and Enforcement Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.” The SHO letter is the second in a series of guidance related to section 5131 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), which established a fixed end date for the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, a gradual phase-down for the enhanced federal match, and new guardrails for mitigating coverage loss for individuals who continue to be eligible. This expert perspective reviews the additional detail and operational expectations of states during the unwinding of Medicaid continuous coverage as laid out in the SHO letter.
Open Enrollment Period 2022-23 Messaging
The open enrollment period for the plan year beginning 2023 will begin on November 1, 2022, and marketplaces will be encouraging consumers to sign up for health coverage. This open enrollment period will see a continuation of enhanced subsidies and for some states, implementation of a fix to the so-called “Family Glitch.” This document includes research-based messaging to support outreach and enrollment, addressing common barriers consumers have to getting and keeping health coverage.
Feel free to use this document and customize it as appropriate to drive enrollment during the upcoming open enrollment window.