According to the API overview:

"Beginning October 23, 2015: The Finder Plan Benefits and Coverage API will be updated to include 2016 plan year data."

I could very well be entering the wrong effective date:


I get no results. Am I going about this wrong or is the data not available yet?

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Here's a well-formatted request that returns a response for 2016-01-01 as the effective date (except for the [...] in plan IDs). The data are available, so if your request is noticeably different from this it should be an issue with your request.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<p:PlanBenefitRequest xmlns:p="http://hios.cms.org/api" xmlns:p1="http://hios.cms.org/api-types" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://hios.cms.org/api hios-api-11.0.xsd ">





10/23/2015: As of today, this message is on the Finder API Overview page

Screen grab of notification of availability of 2016 data

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