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The future of benefits and health care: What's next?

The health care and employee benefits industries have faced a number of obstacles and challenges in recent years. As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, benefits advisors and their employer clients will once again need to adapt to a new landscape. From price transparency and rising health care costs to adopting new technologies and creating inclusive benefits packages, success in this changing environment will require adaptability and innovation.

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American flag and medical symbol The proposed special enrollment period would align with Biden’s executive order that requires federal agencies to identify and appropriately address policies that create barriers to accessing ACA coverage.

A series of provisions proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week would expand coverage and advance health equity under the Affordable Care Act.

The proposals would lengthen the annual open enrollment period for 2022 by an additional 30 days; create a new special enrollment period opportunity for certain low-income consumers; and expand the duties of federally facilitated exchange navigators to offer additional help to consumers enrolling in plans.

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