Plan Preview

Plan Preview is a module in the Health Insurance Oversight System (HIOS) that allows issuers to preview their plan benefit displays for HealthCare.gov. Plan Preview will open for the 2022 plan year in April 2021, and be available as a resource for issuers throughout the plan year.

The Plan Preview User Guide provides instructions for issuers to use the Plan Preview Module in HIOS. Only users with the appropriate permissions may access the Plan Preview Module. Users must be assigned a role of Submitter or Validator for at least one of the three QHP Application modules (Issuer Module, Benefits and Service Area Module, or Rating Module) or a role of State Reviewer in the FFM State Evaluation Module to access the Issuer Summary page where you can select an issuer ID to review.

Additional Plan Preview Resources:

Instructional Video:

Identifying Plan Errors

All issuers participating in the FFE, including in states performing plan management functions, may use Plan Preview as soon as it is open and their plans are in “cross-validation complete” status; however, issuers that submit data to the System for Electronic Rates & Forms Filing (SERFF) will only see data in Plan Preview that has been transferred to HIOS.

Plan Preview displays plan data similar to how it is displayed to consumers in Plan Compare on HealthCare.gov. Issuers are encouraged to log in to Plan Preview and review their plans during the QHP Application period to make sure they are displaying as intended. Any data errors should follow the data correction process described in the Data Change Windows page, and any technical display issues should be emailed to the Marketplace Service Desk (MSD) at CMS_FEPS@cms.hhs.gov