General Guidance on Federally-facilitated Exchanges

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This guidance outlines the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) approach to implementing a Federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE) in any state where a state-based Exchange is not operating. It describes the department't high-level operational approach on:

  1. How States can partner with HHS to implement selected functions in an FFE,
  2. Key policies organized by Exchange function, and
  3. How HHS will consult with a variety of stakeholders to implement an FFE

HHS will also require states to submit an exchange blueprint that shows their readiness to operate a state based exchange or partner with the federal government.

To access the federal guidance click here.

For more information on the exchange blueprint click here.