Tag: state exchange

Question: What are considered qualifying events for individuals to buy coverage from the Marketplace outside of the annual enrollment period? Answer: According to the Healthcare.gov website, individuals may purchase Marketplace health insurance plans outside of the open enrollment period as long as there is a qualifying event.  The site lists the following as qualifying life events that…

Question: With recent revisions to COBRA Model Notice by DOL to accommodate options to participants on ability to purchase coverage through exchanges; has Texas indicated if they will update their State Continuation to reflect this? Answer: It our understanding that Texas has elected NOT to open a state exchange (for more information, visit:  http://www.tdi.texas.gov/consumer/cpmhealthcare.html), so Texans will…