RFP 2015-48 Consulting Services for the 1332 Innovation Waiver Application

The purpose of this solicitation is to obtain technical assistance services to develop the Affordable Care Act Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver application (waiver application) and manage the waiver application development process.

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as State Innovation Waivers, authorizes states to request five-year renewable waivers from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Treasury. These waivers allow for flexibility regarding the ACA’s key coverage provisions, including those related to benefits and subsidies, exchanges, and the individual and employer mandates. States may propose waivers to pursue broad alternative approaches to expand coverage or targeted fixes to improve consumers’ experiences. Some ACA provisions, such as guaranteed issue, may not be waived and all applications must demonstrate that coverage remains as accessible, comprehensive, and affordable as before the waiver and that the proposed changes will not contribute to the federal deficit.