GET YOUR RESOURCES FOR OE3 – UPDATED NDNRC FACT SHEET ON VETERANS
Open Enrollment Year 3 is just over a week away and the NDNRC has updated some of our materials to help you be better prepared. A couple weeks ago, we reported that we updated our population specific fact sheet “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis.” That updated fact sheet can be accessed here. This week, we posted an update for our population specific fact sheet on veterans entitled “Information for Veterans Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare.” Special thanks to our partner, the United Spinal Association and their Vets First program for their input on this fact sheet. The updated veterans fact sheet can be accessed here.
Last week, the NDNRC along with four of our Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) presented a webinar for the Family Voices state affiliate organizations. The webinar looked back at our experiences with the COCs over the last year. The slides are available on our “Webinars/Presentations” page, available here.
While you’re checking out the “Webinars/Presentations” page, you might want to check out our Jeopardy videos we released this past summer. These short videos in 3-6 minutes, address important topics that you need to think about when assisting a consumer with a disability enroll in a qualified health plan. To read more about these videos, check out our blog post on them here. Links to the Jeopardy videos are also available on “Webinars/Presentations” page.
As you prepare for OE3, another way to learn about resources available to navigators and assisters is through a webinar being hosted by Families USA entitled “Preparing for Open Enrollment 2016: Resource Roundup.” The webinar will be highlighting many resources that assisters will want to know about as OE3 begins. To register for that webinar, click here.
Last week, we told you about a blog post from Health Affairs that addressed qualifying for premium tax credits. This week, they have a new blog post on the IRS instructions for reconciling the tax credits when consumers file their taxes next year for 2015. If consumers are asking you questions about this process, you can read this blog post entitled “Instructions for Reconciling Tax Credits, Basic Health Plan Funding Methodology Released” by clicking here.
In case you missed it, last week we announced that the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) received funding for a third year, and we are expanding our Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) from eleven to eighteen. The seven new locations will be located in six states. To read the full announcement which includes all the COC locations, click here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC is funding eighteen Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the third year of enrollment. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. 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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