In early 2020, Congress put into place protections for people enrolled in Medicaid to ensure that they were able to stay covered during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy, called the continuous coverage requirement, is linked to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). When the PHE ends, states will need to…
What new regulations affect coverage in 2022?
New regulations allow people with low incomes to enroll in a marketplace plan at any time during the year, instead of having to wait for the open enrollment period or needing to experience a qualifying life event for a special enrollment period. It’s important to note that people who are eligible for Medicaid/CHIP can enroll at any time during the year as well.
These new regulations also expanded the duties of navigators to include providing post-enrollment support by helping people resolve data matching issues and file appeals, as well as educating people about how to use their health coverage.