UPDATED GEORGETOWN NAVIGATOR GUIDE AVAILABLE
The Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has recently updated their comprehensive Navigator resource guide. The CHIR guide goes through many of the technical questions that consumers may have when enrolling such as questions on the individual mandate, premium tax credit eligibility and special enrollment periods. The CHIR wrote about some of their updates to the guide in a recent blog post. That blog post is available here and the navigator resource guide is available here. The Navigator resource guide is also the first item listed on our “Resources & Links” page under “Enrollment Resources – Overview.”
Open Enrollment Year 4 (OE4) is finally here and if you want to learn more about the remaining uninsured population of this country, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation addresses key facts about the remaining uninsured population. To read more about this report and to download a copy, check out our news item here.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has other resources available to assist you with the start of OE4. The first is a health insurance marketplace calculator which assists individuals in figuring out the amount of subsidies to which they could be entitled. The calculator is available in English and Spanish. If you have more questions about the tax subsidies for health insurance premiums, the Kaiser Family Foundation also recently released an issue brief which goes into further detail on how the subsidies work. To read more about this issue brief or to download a copy, check out our news item here.
HHS has prepared a digital toolkit for OE4 which includes posts and graphics which can be used in social media as you try to get the word out about enrollment. To access the toolkit, click here.
Speaking of promotional material, last week we highlighted a promotional brochure to use for people with disabilities entitled “Time to Check Your Health Insurance.” If you missed it, the brochure can be downloaded here and is also available on the Materials page of the website here. We also highlighted all our resources for assisting people with disabilities in our blog last month in a post entitled “Disability Resources for OE4.” That post is available here.
Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report from August 2016. To read the report from CMS, click here. This report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.” Prior Medicaid enrollment reports from CMS, are archived on our website here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for Open Enrollment Year 4 (OE4). The COCs increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. To find a COC, click here.
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