Q: How will people in either the PCIP or state-based high-risk pools transfer to a private plan?
A: In October 2013, open enrollment began on the exchanges and millions of Americans began shopping for ACA-certified health plans. Those enrolled in a new plan by December 23, 2013 will have coverage that takes effect January, 1, 2014.
The availability of plans through the exchanges also meant that individuals enrolled in the ACA’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) and state-operated high-risk pools would need to transition to those plans. This updated FAQ explains how states are working to ensure a smooth transition.