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Auto mode button Some groups, such as the American College of Physicians, have suggested auto-enrollment could be an alternative to the ACA’s individual mandate, which was ended under 2018′s tax reform law. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new Brookings Institution analysis looks at what would be necessary for an auto-enrollment feature to become part of America’s health insurance system. Auto-enrollment, which is sometimes used for employee retirement plans, is a mechanism that provides coverage for an individual if the individual does not choose their own plan.

The analysis notes that auto-enrollment could be a way to increase coverage for Americans and reduce premium costs as the insurance pool gains more premium-paying individuals.

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