CMS Releases Model Applications

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released for comment the long-anticipated “model applications” for individuals and small business (SHOP). Comments on the model applications are due on or about February 28, 2013.

The individual application is the single point of entry to purchase private insurance on the Exchange marketplace and assess eligibility for all insurance affordability programs. The CMS individual application package includes drafts of both the paper and online applications.

Of particular interest to those who have followed the Enroll UX 2014 design effort will be the model online applications, which are shown in two videos with different use cases (a single adult applicant and a family of three with eligibility for different programs). As expected, the federal application leverages the Enroll UX 2014 design elements and is broadly similar in a number of key areas, such as page layout, main navigation placement, enrollment steps and information flow, typography, and button locations.

We are pleased that the Enroll UX 2014 design is proving to be a useful foundation for the federal implementers, as it is for a number of state Exchanges.

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