QHP Certification and New Network Adequacy Review Timeline

Qualified Health Plan Data Submission and Certification Key Dates

Love a good calendar? We do too! Whether you’ve been following the latest news about the new network adequacy requirements or you’re a busy professional who doesn’t want to miss a deadline, we’ve got you covered. Our snazzy timeline highlights the major milestones for issuers offering a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) in a Federal Exchange state. Best yet, we’ll keep it updated as time goes on so you can stay on top of your game. Go ahead and download it, save it as your background, print it – or share it with a colleague.

Key Dates QHP Data Submission and Certification for PY 2024

Federally-Facilitated Exchanges

Get ready to plan your schedules with our updated calendar! Check out the key dates below for a quick glimpse of the application dates. To get the full scoop and more essential dates, be sure to grab the updated calendar now. 

April 19, 2023 | QHP Application Submission Window Opens

QHP Application submission and data validation window opens

May 17, 2023 | Early Bird Application Deadline

Optional Early Bird deadline for Issuers to submit QHP Applications to CMS.

June 14, 2023 | Initial Application Submission Deadline

The initial deadline for Issuers to submit QHP Applications to CMS, including Machine-Readable Index URLs and Plan ID Crosswalk data.

July 19, 2023 | Secondary Application Submission Deadline

Deadline for Issuers to submit their QHP Application Rates Table Templates to CMS; Optional deadline for Issuers to submit corrected QHP Application data to CMS.

August 16, 2023 | Final Application Deadline

Deadline for Issuers to submit changes to their QHP Applications and to submit marketing URL data.

Please Note:
These dates are subject to change and we will update the timeline as events warrant.


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  1. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/py2024-qhp-data-submission-and-certification-timeline-bulletin.pdf

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