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October 28, 2013

CMS Awards Additional Establishment Grants for State Insurance Marketplaces

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is awarding an additional $146.1 million in exchange grants to the following states:

Level One: Arkansas, Idaho, and Iowa
Level Two: Connecticut, District of Columbia, and Rhode Island
Level one establishment grants are one year grants that states use to build their state health insurance marketplaces. Level two establishment grants are multi-year awards given to states to further develop their marketplaces.
To view a full list of which states have been granted level one and 2 establishment grants,click here. 
States who accept  the establishment grants are required to consult with Tribes on the marketplace planning process. For more information, check out the Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) Report “Analysis of Tribal Consultation Policies for State Health Insurance Exchanges” by clicking here.