Application of Minimum Participation Rates in State SHOPs

CMS releases a Frequently Asked Question regarding the application of the minimum participation rates on delayed enrollment under State SHOPs.

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No. The exception to guaranteed availability allowing issuers to restrict enrollment for small employers that fail to meet minimum participation requirements requires that enrollment be available to such employers from Nov. 15-Dec. 15 of the preceding year. If that exception is not met, such as in the case of SHOPs that did not provide for open enrollment during that period for plans available in 2014, guaranteed availability requires that small employers, even those that fail to meet minimum participation requirements, be permitted to enroll at any point during 2014.


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