Reform Alert - News from the Blues' Office of National Health Reform

Application instructions released

Oct. 8, 2013

On Sept. 27, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) posted instructions for the paper-based Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) application. This application will be used for Marketplace and Medicaid coverages. There are separate instructions for the different versions of the applications.

The instructions outline the application process for individuals who are not applying for coverage online and identify potential disclosures and required documentation for eligible immigrants.

Agents and brokers must provide both the FFM User ID and National Producer Number when enrolling individuals.

Only adults (age 18 or older) may complete the contact information section. The applicant will receive follow up within 1-2 weeks. The instructions indicate information on enrolling in a plan will not be provided until the applicant receives their eligibility results.

The instructions advise individuals requesting help to pay for coverage to use the employer coverage tool and to answer required questions about employer sponsored coverage, if applicable.

Where can I find more information?
More information can be found here: Short Form, Long Form, and Marketplace-Only.

The information in this document is based on preliminary review of the national health care reform legislation and is not intended to impart legal advice. The federal government continues to issue guidance on how the provisions of national health reform should be interpreted and applied. The impact of these reforms on individual situations may vary. This overview is intended as an educational tool only and does not replace a more rigorous review of the law’s applicability to individual circumstances and attendant legal counsel and should not be relied upon as legal or compliance advice. As required by US Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that any tax information contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.