CMS has also eased the rules for the past three years, officials note. (Photo: Thinkstock)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says that, as far as it’s concerned, an insurer should have up until Halloween to tell Affordable Care Act public exchange plan enrollees about a decision to pull an individual product from the market in 2018.

Officials at the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, arm of CMS, announced that position Thursday in a new batch of guidance.

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