State Exchanges Won't Have To Verify Consumer Eligibility

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration Friday delayed until 2015 an Affordable Care Act requirement for state health insurance exchanges to verify that consumers are eligible for subsidies to buy coverage, citing a lack of technological capabilities.

The postponement applies to income and insurance information supplied by Americans shopping for coverage on the 17 state-based exchanges that will debut Oct. 1. Federal exchanges opening at the same time will still conduct verification, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said.

Consumers who fall within certain income brackets, or who...
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