Michigan has received three grant awards to build its Affordable Insurance Exchange. This includes a Planning Grant and two Level One Establishment Grants.
Summaries of Michigan’s applications for each grant are provided below:
Establishment Grant Level One Application Summary
Administrator: State of Michigan, Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Award Amount: $9,849,305; $30,667,944
Award Date: November 29, 2011; January 17, 2013
Application Due Date: September 30, 2011; November 15, 2012
Level of Funding: Level One
Summary: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will use Level One funding to: conduct additional analysis on the impacts of the Exchange and the Affordable Care Act in Michigan, including additional insurance market analysis; acquire contractual services to assist the State and the Exchange with legal matters, technology planning, education and outreach, financing and policy issues; and, support the State of Michigan as it works toward establishment of this new entity.
Michigan will use its Level One Establishment Grant to support the Consumer Assistance partnership program including, but not limited to In-Person Assisters, Navigator Oversight and Administration, and other assistance that will support individuals as they seek health coverage. The grant will also help utilize contractual services to assist the State Partnership Exchange with planning, design and establishment of technology-related interfaces to ensure Michigan has the capacity to coordinate with the federal marketplace, and provide resources for Michigan to perform the Plan Management functions of the marketplace.
State Planning Grant
Awarded September 30, 2010
Administrator: Department of Community Health
Amount Awarded: $999,772
- Conduct the appropriate research to determine those who are potentially eligible for the Exchange and to determine how the Exchange will impact Medicaid, other public programs, and other State health plans.
- Determine how best to establish the American Health Benefits Exchange and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP Exchange) in Michigan, considering the needs of and options available to individuals and small groups.
- Implement a plan for stakeholder involvement to determine how Michigan will implement the Exchange.
- Develop an initial plan for integration of applicable State and Federal programs and current State projects.
- Develop a plan for a governance model and structure.
- Develop an initial plan for how the Exchange will manage reporting, accounting, and auditing functions while maintaining transparency.
- Review technical components and interoperability of technology embedded in existing State systems and plan for the introduction of possible new systems necessary to properly run an Exchange.
- Review and determine the necessary State statutory and regulatory changes needed to establish the Exchange options