Washington, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni today released the following statement on the status of health care reform implementation:
“Health plans’ top priority is making sure consumers have secure, affordable coverage. Healthcare.gov and the overall enrollment process continue to improve but there are significant issues that still need to be addressed.
“Until the enrollment process is working from end-to-end, many consumers will not be able to enroll in coverage. In addition to fixing the technical problems with healthcare.gov, the significant ‘back-end’ issues must also be resolved to ensure that coverage can begin on January 1, 2014. In particular, the ongoing problems with processing “834″ enrollment files need to be fixed.
“Health plans will continue to support federal and state officials’ efforts to fix the ongoing technical problems and improve the Direct Enrollment process so that consumers can get the coverage they need.”