Early Innovator Grants
By providing a place for “one-stop shopping,” Exchanges will make purchasing health insurance easier and more understandable. Consumer-friendly IT infrastructure will be critical to their success. Although Exchanges are not scheduled to launch until 2014, work is underway to design and implement them.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new competitive “Early Innovators” grant program to reward states that demonstrate leadership in developing cutting-edge and cost effective consumer-based technologies and models for insurance eligibility and enrollment for Exchanges.