CMS Says State Glitches Won't Stop ACA Subsidy Eligibility

Law360, Washington (February 28, 2014, 6:10 PM EST) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday said if technical issues hindered consumers' enrollment through state-run Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, they would not be disqualified from eligibility for ACA tax credits, saying such glitches were considered an “exceptional circumstance.”

In a bulletin addressed to state-run exchanges, CMS said it recognized that some states had technical issues in establishing automated eligibility and enrollment functionality for their ACA exchanges, and that enrollees who had to sign up for coverage outside of the exchanges or outside...
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