Shared Responsibility in Consumer Assistance: Examples from Federally Facilitated and Partnership Marketplace States

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This brief explores ways that states are sharing the responsibility of consumer assistance with the federal marketplace in three key areas: marketing and advertising initiatives, the work of navigators and other in-person assisters, and the development of a system for eligibility decision appeals. It also provides specific examples of states utilizing the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) or those partnering with it (SPM) for consumer assistance, and illustrates some of the ways that FFM and SPM states can work with their existing consumer assistance structures and with the federal government to help consumers find their way in a new coverage landscape.

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Date: Feb 2014
Author: National Academy for State Health Policy