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August 23, 2023

Plans Encouraged to ExtendSpecial Enrollment for Medicaid and CHIP

On July 20, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Departments of Labor (“DOL”) and the Treasury (collectively, “the Departments”) issued a letter to employers, plan sponsors and carriers encouraging that they allow additional time to enroll in employer-sponsored health plans for individuals who have lost Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”) coverage due to Medicaid resuming normal eligibility and enrollment procedures and operations.
July 17, 2023

Gag Clause Prohibition and Attestation Reminder

As previously reported, insurance carriers and plan sponsors of group health plans must submit information annually to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) attesting that their plan(s) do not include prohibited gag clauses. The first attestation is due December 31, 2023.
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