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CMS may scrap re-enrollment policy for exchange plans
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration wants to modify policies for automatic health insurance re-enrollments and strengthen rules for provider directories for the 2016 open enrollment period.

The CMS released proposed marketplace rules on Friday for the next exchange sign-up period, which is scheduled to run from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, 2015.

One of the most substantial proposed changes involves re-enrollment. Under current regulations, consumers who don’t switch to a new health plan are automatically re-enrolled in their same plan, much like the employer-sponsored enrollment process. However, HHS wants to place consumers who take no action into plans that have lower monthly premiums.