OPEN ENROLLMENT IS APPROACHING – GET ALL THE MATERIALS YOU NEED
Open Enrollment Year 3 is just over 3 weeks away and the NDNRC has the resources you need to make sure you are ready. If you haven’t already, be sure you have our Disability Guide (available here) and our fact sheets (available here). As for our fact sheets, we recently updated the population specific fact sheet “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis.” The updated fact sheet can be accessed here. Special thanks to our partner, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, for their input on this fact sheet.
If you want to better understand the uninsured population that needs to be reached in the coming open enrollment, than you’ll want to check out the new fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Our news item which includes a link to download the fact sheet can be found here. If you enjoy analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation, they have another analysis released at the end of last week on the 2016 premium changes in the marketplace plans. This analysis can be accessed here.
Earlier this week, the Alliance for Health Reform held a briefing entitled “Health Insurance Marketplaces in 2016: What to Expect.” To read our news item which has links to download the presentations and to view a video of the briefing, click here.
If you missed it last week, be sure to check out our new blog post entitled “Beyond Coverage: Accessing Care” which summarizes some of the findings from a new survey by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The survey looks at issues that individuals with a disability encounter when trying to access care and our blog provides some suggestions to navigators and assisters on what can be done during the enrollment process to reduce the likelihood that these issues arise. To read our blog post which also includes a link to the survey, click 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. Stay tuned for exciting news later this month about the COCs in Year 3. 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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