Kentucky: OIG Finds Marketplace Effective

In a recent audit, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) found the Kentucky Marketplace to be “generally effective” in enrolling eligible individuals in Qualified Health Plans “according to Federal requirements.” Based on its review of 45 Kynect applications, OIG made some recommendations to improve internal operations, but noted that these deficiencies did not indicate improper enrollment. Kynect officials concurred with the findings and recommendations and took actions to address them.

Three More Co-Ops to Shut Down for 2016

State insurance co-ops in ColoradoOregon and Tennessee announced they will shut down for coverage year 2016, with Colorado and Oregon having been ordered to do so by their State insurance oversight agencies. While Colorado’s co-op covers approximately 54% of the State’s Marketplace enrollees, Oregon’s and Tennessee’s both cover approximately 15%. Enrollees in these co-ops will be covered through the end of 2015 but must select a different insurer during the upcoming open enrollment period.