This evaluation documented Express Lane Eligibility (ELE) implementation across states and assessed changes to coverage or administrative costs. The evaluation also studied other State methods of simplified or streamlined enrollment and assesses the benefits and potential costs of these methods compared with those of Express Lane Eligibility. .
States have implemented diverse ELE programs with different partner agencies such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, National School Lunch Program, and state tax agencies. ELE has benefited applicants, reducing documentation requirements and expediting the eligibility determination process for families. The costs of implementation and the administrative savings associated with ELE varied widely.
Report Title: Interim Report to Congress on CHIPRA Express Lane Eligibility Evaluation
Agency Sponsor: OASPE, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Rose Chu, 202-401-6119
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research
Record ID: 9624 (December 31, 2012)