45 CFR § 155.625 - Options for conducting eligibility determinations for exemptions.
(a) Options for conducting eligibility determinations. The Exchange may satisfy the requirements of this subpart -
(1) Directly or through contracting arrangements in accordance with § 155.110(a); or
(2) By use of the HHS service under paragraph (b) of this section.
(c) Administration of hardship exemption based on affordability. States may choose to administer the hardship exemption under § 155.605(d)(2) only and delegate to HHS all other exemption determinations generally administered by HHS.