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Federally Facilitated Marketplace Eligibility and Enrollment Learning Collaborative

The Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) Eligibility and Enrollment MAC Collaborative is working with a cohort of states that will be interfacing both technically and operationally with the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) for eligibility and enrollment functions. Consumers in FFM and State Partnership Marketplace (SPM) states have the option to apply for Insurance Affordability Programs (Medicaid, CHIP and Premium Tax Credits) through the Medicaid and CHIP agency’s streamlined application or through the FFM, requiring close coordination.  The collaborative is focusing on: (1) establishing eligibility and enrollment processes for Insurance Affordability Programs under an FFM model; (2) identifying critical coordination and integration points between Medicaid/CHIP and the FFM; and (3) developing strategies to harmonize policies, operations, and systems to ensure a seamless eligibility pathway for consumers. Collaborative activities began in August 2012.

Facilitators and Subject Matter Experts

Lead Facilitators
• Deborah Bachrach, Special Counsel, Manatt Health Solutions
 • Patti Boozang, Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions
 • Alice Lam, Senior Manager, Manatt Health Solutions

Lead Subject Matter Experts
• Jessica Kahn, Data and Systems Group, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
 • Jenny Chen, State Exchange Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services