Applicant means:
(1) An individual who is seeking eligibility for him or herself through an application submitted to the Exchange, excluding those individuals seeking eligibility for an exemption from the individual shared responsibility payment pursuant to subpart G of this part, or transmitted to the Exchange by an agency administering an insurance affordability program for at least one of the following:
(i) Enrollment in a QHP through the Exchange; or
(ii) Medicaid, CHIP, and the BHP, if applicable.
(2) For SHOP:
(i) An employer seeking eligibility to purchase coverage through the SHOP; or
(ii) An employer, employee, or a former employee seeking eligibility for enrollment in a QHP through the SHOP for himself or herself and, if the qualified employer offers dependent coverage through the SHOP, seeking eligibility to enroll his or her dependents in a QHP through the SHOP.


45 CFR § 155.20

Scoping language

The following definitions apply to this part:

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