NEW BRIEF ON HEALTH INSURANCE LITERACY
Last week we told you about an issue brief from Enroll America on scheduling (that can be downloaded by clicking here). This week we added a new resource from Enroll America on health insurance literacy. The brief is entitled “A Framework on Health Insurance Literacy for the Outreach and Enrollment Community” and it explains the importance of health insurance literacy and the lack of it among consumers. To read our news item on this brief which includes a link to download a copy, click here. Both briefs can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Resources.”
The Commonwealth Fund has issued a report on Medicaid benefit design which looks at benefit designs in states that have expanded Medicaid. To read our news item on this brief which includes a link to download a copy, click here. The report is also on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Resources – ACA Marketplace and Medicaid.”
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has published two fact sheets aimed at explaining some of the requirements for the essential health benefits (EHBs) and prescription drugs. To read our news item which includes a link to download copies of the fact sheets, click here. If you want to know more about EHBs, then check out this blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms.
A reminder that consumers can always enroll in a plan if the qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). If you’re looking for assistance in knowing what SEPs may be available to consumers, be sure to check out our blog post on SEPs from earlier this month by clicking 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.
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