Timeline

Below is a high-level overview of the QHP certification process timeline for PY2021, as detailed in the 2021 Letter to Issuers

Activity

Dates

Initial QHP Application submission window

4/23/20

Optional Early Bird QHP Application submission deadline

5/19/20

CMS reviews Early Bird QHP Application data and releases results in the Plan Management Community

5/20/20 – 6/10/20

Initial QHP Application deadline

6/17/20

CMS reviews initial QHP Applications and releases results in the Plan Management Community

6/18/20 – 8/12/20

Initial deadline for QHP Application Rates Table Template

7/22/20

Service area data change request deadline

8/11/20

Issuers complete final plan confirmation and submit final Plan ID Crosswalk Templates in the PM Community

8/12/20 – 8/26/20

Transparency in Coverage data submission deadline

8/26/20

Deadline for issuers to change QHP Application

8/26/20

CMS reviews QHP Applications and releases results in the PM Community

8/27/20 – 9/16/20

CMS sends QHP Certification Agreements to issuers

9/15/20

Issuers return signed QHP Certification Agreements to CMS

9/15/20 – 9/23/20

States send CMS final plan recommendations

9/15/20 – 9/23/20

Limited data correction window

9/17/20 – 9/18/20

Machine Readable file posting deadline

9/18/20

Transparency in Coverage data resubmission deadline

9/18/20

CMS releases certification notice to issuers and states

10/5/20 – 10/6/20

Open Enrollment begins

11/1/20