In light of recent postal delays and housing displacements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis, and a wave of natural disasters across the country, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies face new challenges communicating with their enrollees about their health coverage. Acting now to mitigate these challenges is essential as states are preparing for the end of the public health emergency (PHE) and “catching up” on coverage renewals for a large portion of their enrollees. This expert perspective reviews strategies that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies may consider to help mitigate coverage losses.
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.