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Created by the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges, will be set up to facilitate a more organized and competitive market for buying health insurance. Marketplaces serve primarily individuals buying insurance on their own and small businesses for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Federal subsidies in the form of premium tax credits will be available to consumers meeting incomes requirements to make the coverage more affordable. Some states established their own Marketplaces. while others relied on the federal government to handle those responsibilities, with consumers shopping for coverage through HealthCare.Gov . This page highlights some key resources examining Marketplaces and provides you with the standard search result page for a site-wide search on the Marketplaces tag.
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State Exchange Profiles: Alaska

Updated as of December 4, 2012 Establishing the Exchange On July 17, 2012, Governor Sean Parnell (R) announced that Alaska will not create a state-run health insurance exchange, and instead will allow the federal government to operate an exchange in the state.1 While a bill establishing an exchange was introduced in…

State Exchange Profiles: Virginia

Updated as of July 12, 2013 Establishing the Exchange On December 14, 2012, Governor Bob McDonnell (R) informed federal officials that Virginia would not continue to plan for a state-based health insurance exchange.1 Prior to the decision, Governor McDonnell had signed HB 2434 into law declaring the state’s intent to…

State Marketplace Profiles: Illinois

Updated as of October 15, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace While Governor Pat Quinn (D) had considered establishing a state-based marketplace via executive order, he began moving in the direction of a state-federal partnership marketplace in July 2012.1,2 While the state has established a Partnership Marketplace, the administration still…

State Exchange Profiles: South Dakota

Updated as of April 19, 2013 Establishing the Exchange On September 26, 2012, Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) announced that South Dakota would not establish an exchange.1However, the state intends to maintain regulatory authority over the health insurance market and perform the plan management function for the exchange.2 The decision to have…

State Exchange Profiles: Utah

Updated as of May 21, 2013 Establishing the Exchange After making health system reform one of the state’s top policy priorities, Utah’s former Governor Jon Huntsman (R) signed legislation in 2008 (HB 133) and 2009 (HB 188) which directed the Office of Consumer Health Services to create the Utah Health…

State Marketplace Profiles: Hawaii

Updated as of November 6, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace On July 11, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) signed SB 1348 into law establishing the Hawaii Health Connector, a State-based health insurance Marketplace.1 The law builds on Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act of 1975 (PHCA) which required nearly all employers to provide…

State Exchange Profiles: Indiana

Updated as of December 13, 2012 Establishing the Exchange In November 2012, Governor-elect Mike Pence (R) announced that he would not move forward with setting up a state-based health insurance exchange when he takes office in 2013.1 During his term, Governor Mitch Daniels (R) had signed Executive Order #11-01 in…

State Marketplace Profiles: Arkansas

As of October 29, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace On December 12, 2012, Governor Mike Beebe (D) informed federal officials that Arkansas would pursue a state-federal partnership health insurance Marketplace (also referred to as exchange).1 A state opting for a partnership Marketplace can choose to operate plan management functions, consumer…

State Exchange Profiles: Maine

Updated as of April 2, 2013 Establishing the Exchange On November 16, 2012, Governor Paul LePage (R) wrote in a letter to federal officials that Maine would not be pursuing efforts to implement a state-based health insurance exchange.1 Legislation establishing a state-run health insurance exchange failed to pass in 2011 and…

State Exchange Profiles: Arizona

Updated as of December 4, 2012 Establishing the Exchange  On November 28, 2012, Governor Jan Brewer (R) informed federal officials that Arizona would default to a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange.1 Prior to her decision to default, the Governor had established the Office of Health Insurance Exchange to “organize the health…