NMHIX seeks to prevent insurance coverage gaps

November 16, 2013 • Local News

Above: Graph showing how New Mexican residents are using the federal health insurance exchange. Below: Graph showing usage of the Small business Health Options Program (SHOP). SHOP is overseen by NMHIX and offers exchange plans to businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Enrollment in SHOP is optional for employers. (Steve Stone Graphics)


The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) board of directors focused its Friday meeting at ENMU-Roswell on trouble shooting possible gaps in insurance coverage for some groups. The anticipated gaps stem from many being unable to enroll in health plans through the federal health exchange.

The exchange was created as part of the Affordable Care Act and offers subsidized health plans to households that make up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. New Mexico currently runs on the federal exchange, but will adopt its own exchange within the next year. NMHIX will run the state exchange.

The board moved to request the federal government allow the state to extend the life of State Coverage Insurance (SCI) and Login to read more

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