Managers of a state-based public exchange might be able to wait until the fall – as late as the day before the start of the next open enrollment – to provide retroactive coverage for glitch victims.

Officials at the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Office that advice in one part of one of several new documents released late last week.

CCIIO told exchange managers in February that state-based exchanges could deal with enrollment system problems by offering consumers access to retroactive coverage, along with access to the PPACA premium tax credits.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.