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HHS Looks to Drop Insurers’ Obamacare User Fee, Up Verification

Nov. 25, 2020, 11:24 PM

Insurers that offer individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges could see a reduction in the user fee associated with listing those plans if a proposed rule from the U.S. health agency becomes finalized.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed Wednesday to lower the user fee for the federal exchange HealthCare.gov from 3.0% to 2.25% of the plans’ premiums for the 2022 benefit year. For states that run their own exchanges, the CMS proposed to reduce the fee for use of the federal platform to 1.75% of the premium.

The proposal also would require all exchanges—state and federal—to ...