CMS Selects New Contractor as Marketplace Systems Integrator

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a contract to serve as the next Marketplace Systems Integrator, replacing the Optum subsidiary Quality Software Services. The Marketplace Systems Integrator is responsible for leading governance and technical coordination to implement and operate the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces, ensuring compliance and alignment with regulatory requirements. The contract is worth $202 million over a base year plus 4 option years, potentially continuing through July 2020.

CMS Advises Enrollees Who Received Advanced Premium Tax Credits to Reconcile Quickly

CMS is urging the 1.8 million enrollees who received financial assistance to purchase health insurance but have not yet reconciled their tax credits to act quickly or risk losing the subsidies in 2016. As previously reported, the IRS found that, as of May, two-thirds of those who should have filed the form to reconcile their premium tax credits have done so. Of the 1.8 million enrollees who have not reconciled, 360,000 received an extension to file their returns through October 15. Of those who did not receive an extension, approximately 710,000 households have not filed a tax return and 760,000 households that filed their tax returns did not file the form the IRS requires to conduct the reconciliation.