TAX PENALTY SEP ABOUT TO BEGIN
As we reported two weeks ago, CMS announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those who will pay the tax penalty for not having coverage in 2014 and still do not have coverage for 2015 and that SEP begins Sunday. (Click here to read the news item on this announcement.) Many of the state-based marketplaces are doing something similar – be sure to check out our blog post which we just updated yesterday to include the latest info on what all the SBMs are doing. That blog post can be accessed by clicking here.
If you’re confused by what’s happening with the tax penalty SEP or have other ACA/tax related questions, be sure to check out the blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms which addresses tax time FAQs. That blog post can be accessed by clicking here.
Speaking of resources from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms and SEPs, be sure to check out our blog post this week which highlights two of their resources on SEPs. That blog post can be accessed here.
Also, as you enter this tax period SEP, be sure you have all the newest resources the NDNRC has released in Year Two. The full list of Year Two NDNRC Fact Sheets is as follows:
- Fact Sheet #16: Tips for ACA Enrollees: From Coverage to Care – Persons with Disabilities
- Fact Sheet #16 (Spanish Version)
- Fact Sheet #17: Disability Etiquette – Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities
- What to Know When Assisting Children and Adults in the Autism Community
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer who has a Child or Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSCHN)
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Intellectual Disability
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Mental Illness
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis
- Information for Veterans Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare
Of course, the entire list of fact sheets, including those we released in year one, is available here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has funded eleven Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the second year of enrollment. The COCs will increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
Weekly updates are now archived on the NDNRC site. All Weekly Updates since October 3, 2014 can be accessed by clicking here.