Cigna delays utilizing broker portal for direct subsidy application enrollment
According to an email notice released by Cigna, brokers will not be able to sell and submit a 2014 subsidized plan in October using Cigna’s broker portal. The delay comes as the result of changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing regarding premium tax credit functionality and testing. Brokers should be able to begin submitting subsidized exchange coverage applications in November; in the meantime, brokers can work with customers who are subsidy eligible and prepare them to apply in November.
In October, brokers will still be able to:
- Quote all of the Cigna Individual and Family Plans for 2014
- Compare plans that Cigna is offering
- Sell a nonsubsidized plan for 2014
- Quote, compare and sell 2013 plans
Cigna is selling coverage through the new public health insurance exchanges in five states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.
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