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Direct enrollment could become ‘Plan B’ for
Modern Healthcare

To ease insurance sign-ups that have been slowed by federal website problems, CMS officials have announced that individuals and families now can enroll for exchange health plans directly through insurers and still qualify for a federal premium subsidy. Previously, HHS directed everyone seeking exchange plan coverage and a federal premium subsidy—available to individuals and families earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level—to enroll through a state- or federally operated marketplace.