Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Issuer Certification Checklist
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute – Mila Kofman, Katie Dunton and Sally McCarty
The Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Issuer Certification Checklist is a document developed by Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute that insurance regulators (and/or Exchanges) can use or modify for use in reviewing applications filed by issuers for approval as QHP issuers. In addition to this PDF, the QHP Issuer Certification Checklist is also available in a fill-able Microsoft Word version for easy use and amendment by state regulators. Some QHP issuer certification elements in the checklist require a decision by the state to accept attestation by a carrier or to verify compliance directly through evidence that the requirements have been met. This checklist provides an outline for insurance regulators to ensure that issuers who seek to become QHP issuers are in compliance with Affordable Care Act requirements.
On September 8, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on the “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility,” regarding DHS’ authority to refuse a noncitizen’s application for admission or application for visa adjustment (including receipt of a green card) on grounds that they are “likely at any time to become a public charge.” This expert perspective provides an overview of the final rule.
This expert perspective provides an overview of the eligibility and enrollment proposed rule released by CMS on August 31 and details how the proposed rule seeks to strengthen existing eligibility, enrollment, and renewal operational processes in an effort to close gaps in coverage and extend best practices identified by CMS and states in the course of preparing for unwinding the federal public health emergency (PHE). Comments on the proposed rule are due no later than November 7, 2022.